The European Microfinance Award 2021 on ‘Inclusive Finance and Health Care’ highlights initiatives that facilitate access to quality and affordable health care for low-income communities.

The application period is now closed. Thank you to all applicants!

Applicants will be contacted in the first half of May regarding the progress of their application.

For more background information read:

European Microfinance Award 2021 Concept Note and Guidelines (for details of the evaluation process)

Our NextBillion blog: ‘The First Wealth is Health’: Exploring the European Microfinance Award 2021’s Focus on Inclusive Finance and Health Care.

MicroCapital interview: Christoph Pausch on the European Microfinance Award 2021: Inclusive Finance and Health Care


Le Prix européen de la Microfinance 2021 « Financements et soins de santé inclusifs » met en valeur des initiatives qui permettent à des communautés à faible revenu d'accéder à des soins de santé de qualité et à un prix abordable.

La période de candidature est maintenant terminée. Merci à tous les candidats !

Les candidats seront contactés dans la première partie de mai concernant l'avancement de leur candidature.

Pour plus d'informations, lisez :
Le Prix européen de la Microfinance 2021 la note conceptuelle et les lignes directrices (pour les détails du processus d'évaluation).


El Premio Europeo de las Microfinanzas 2021 "Finanzas y asistencia sanitaria inclusivas" destaca iniciativas que facilitan el acceso a una asistencia sanitaria de calidad y asequible a las comunidades de bajos ingresos.

El periodo para presentar candidaturas ha terminado. ¡Gracias a todas las organizaciones que se han presentado a esta edición del Premio!

Todas las organizaciones candidatas serán contactados en la primera mitad de mayo e informadas de si han sido seleccionadas para la Ronda 2.

Para más información sobre la edición 2021, puede consultar la Nota Conceptual (presentando el tema del Premio) y las Directrices (este documento detalla el proceso de evaluación de las candidaturas).

About the Award

The European Microfinance Award is a prestigious annual award with €100,000 for the winner and €10,000 for the runners-up, which attracts applications from organisations active in financial services around the world that are innovating in a particular area of financial inclusion. It serves two parallel goals: rewarding excellence, and collecting and disseminating the most relevant practices for replication by others.

 The Award was launched in 2005 by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs. It is jointly organised by the Ministry, the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), and the Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg (, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB).

The Award is presented in a ceremony which in the past has been in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Grand-Duchess of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs. The ceremony takes place during the European Microfinance Week, held (in normal years) in Luxembourg.