Jan 26, 2021
Over the past six months, e-MFP has been collaborating with the Center for Financial Inclusion on Weathering the Storm II, a project that explores FSPs whose experience with crisis during the past decade is particularly relevant to the challenges of today. Thus far the project has produced four case studies, with one more to be published.
Sep 02, 2019
The second annual e-MFP survey of financial inclusion trends is now open (and in 3 languages this year!), and the results will be published in the 'Financial Inclusion Compass 2019' in November. We hope you’ll take the time to participate, and feel free to either forward to contacts who we should hear from, or promote it on your own platforms.
Aug 01, 2019
Research on the impact of financial services on the lives of low-income people provides valuable insights. However, these studies tend to focus on microcredit or a single financial product, such as savings or mobile money. As a result, an overly simplistic and product-focused story has emerged. Recognizing the need for a more nuanced and clearer impact narrative, this CGAP Focus Note 'Emerging Evidence on Financial Inclusion' synthesizes evidence since 2014 and highlights three overarching insights
Jul 03, 2019
Join Amarante Consulting and UNCDF, two members of e-MFP for a webinar (English) on "Agency Banking to Reach Customers in Remote Areas" on 05 July 2019 at 13h GMT. The webinar will also happen in French at 14h GMT. This webinar will present the lessons learnt from the implementation of agency banking that was done to financially and economically include the excluded population in Benin by Ecobank. Amarante Consulting will also present the technical and operational prerequisites to implement agency banking in a seamless manner.
Jul 16, 2018
ILO's Impact Insurance Academy, 10th – 14th September 2018 in Turin, Italy is a unique opportunity to learn from the ten years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance facilitated by the ILO's Impact Insurance Facility
Jul 03, 2018
Today, e-MFP is pleased to have launched its inaugural Survey of Financial Inclusion Trends, giving e-MFP members, opinion leaders and sector stakeholders the chance to score and comment on the importance and direction of particular financial inclusion trends, as well as to express any opinions on what they think - or hope - will be the future of the sector.
May 14, 2018
The 44th Midi de la Microfinance becomes the Midi de la Microassurance (Microinsurance) with international experts invited to discuss the innovations in Nicaragua and the Philippines regarding the development of these essential services to protect the microfinance clients
May 02, 2018
"Caveat Venditor: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Buyer Selection in Responsible Microfinance Exits" - new research commissioned by NpM, in partnership with the e-MFP Investor Action Group and the Financial Inclusion Equity Council (FIEC). This new paper written by Sam Mendelson and Daniel Rozas goes beyond raising questions, and seeks to provide a template to help investors navigate the complex terrain of "responsible exits."
Apr 20, 2018
Our Spring 2018 Newsletter is now out with: Launch of the European Microfinance Award 2018 Financial Inclusion through Technology - details of how to apply for the €100,000 prize; Publication of our latest European Dialogue, Microfinance for Housing: Building New Foundations in Housing Finance; "Microfinance in the Americas from the Point of View of an Investor", an article from our member BNP Paribas; BlueOrchard looks at "SMEs and SDGs: Supporting Small and Medium Enterprises to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals"; Social performance pioneer CERISE celebrates its 20th anniversary; Insights from the recent 2018 SPTF Annual Meeting/Customer Centricity Learning event; Updates from our Action Groups plus all the latest news and activities from e-MFP and its members complete the edition.
Apr 12, 2018
'Building New Foundations in Housing Microfinance' draws on the fascinating and diverse housing programmes of the 2017 Award winner and semi-finalists and distills the varied initiatives into seven factors for success.