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Fundación Génesis Empresarial has been awarded the Truelift Leader Milestone

October 8, 2019

Fundación Génesis Empresarial has been awarded the Truelift Leader Milestone

MFR announces that Fundación Génesis Empresarial – Guatemala is now recognized by Truelift as the Leader Milestone. The Leader milestone is the most significant and prestigious of the Truelift milestones, given only to those institutions that are excellent in all three of the Pro-Poor Principles. Truelift Leaders are financially sustainable, demonstrate a responsible financial performance, are Smart Campaign certified in client […]

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MFR at the MENAFIF – Update!

October 1, 2019

MFR at the MENAFIF – Update!

MFR Executive Director Aldo Moauro partecipated in the inaugural edition of the MENA Financial Institutions Forum (MENAFIF), Septermber 24 and 25 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. MENAFIF follows the successful launch of AFIFORUM, which brought together over 570 participants representing 46 different nationalities. New partnerships emerged and existing ones were strengthened as the leading investors […]

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MFR at the AMFA Investor’s Fair

September 27, 2019

MFR at the AMFA Investor’s Fair

MFR Regional Manager for Central Asia, Russia and the Caucasus Farida Abdulhafizova will participate in the 6th AMFA Investor’s Fair, the 4th of October in Baku, Azerbaijan. Farida will participate in the panel discussion on “Risk Management Perspectives in the Digital Era“. Digitalization has already transformed industries such as media, transportation, and retail and is […]

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MFR at the Central Asian and Caucasus Microfinance forum

September 26, 2019

MFR at the Central Asian and Caucasus Microfinance forum

MFR Regional Manager for Central Asia, Russia and the Caucasus Farida Abdulhafizova will participate in the 9th Annual Central Asian and Caucasus Microfinance forum, during October 3 – 4 in Tbilisi, Georgia. On October 3, Farida will be the panelist in the session “Microfinance impact on sustainable development of entrepreneurship:” • Current state of ethics […]

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MFR at Boulder MFT in English

July 15, 2019

MFR at Boulder MFT in English

MFR Executive Director Aldo Moauro will participate in the 25th Anniversary of the  Boulder MFT in English, from July 22 to August 2, 2019 in Turin, Italy. During the first week, Aldo will teach “Financial and Social Performance of Microfinance Institutions.” This course aims to illustrate in detail the methodologies and processes used by MFR when assessing Microfinance […]

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MFR au Boulder MFT en français

July 2, 2019

MFR au Boulder MFT en français

Le Responsable des Opérations en Amérique latine, Evrim Kirimkan, participera au 15ème anniversaire du Programme annuel de formation en microfinance Boulder MFT en français, du 8 au 19 juillet à Marseille, en France. Au cours de la première semaine, Evrim enseignera “Évaluation intégrale de la performance: financière et sociale“. Le cours se concentre sur l’évaluation […]

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Digital Transformation of Microfinance Institutions – New Boulder Program

June 26, 2019

Digital Transformation of Microfinance Institutions – New Boulder Program

The program, to be held in Turin – Italy from July 22 to August 2, is designed for microfinance managers and other financial inclusion professionals who are seeking effective strategies to digitize their institution or institutions they support. Potential risks, challenges, and opportunities that these new technologies present will be analyzed. The two-week Digital Transformation […]

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Investor webinar: Update on Data Platform

May 31, 2019

Investor webinar: Update on Data Platform

On June 13 Lucia Spaggiari, Business Development Director, will hold a webinar, designed for investors, on Data Platform. The platform allows users to analyze market trends, benchmark investees with peers, monitor investees over time, and consolidate portfolio-level data. The webinar will be hosted by Social Performance Task Force (SPTF). Email l.spaggiari@mf-rating.com with any questions.

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MFR at European Research Conference on Microfinance 2019

May 29, 2019

MFR at European Research Conference on Microfinance 2019

Lucia Spaggiari, MFR Business Development Director, will participate in the 6th edition of the European Research Conference on Microfinance during June 3 – 5 in Paris, France. She will share information on the Data Platform with the financial inclusion researchers attending the conference. Data Platform is a new initiative centralizing data on pricing, client protection, […]

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MFR at Boulder MFT en Español – Update!

May 22, 2019

MFR at Boulder MFT en Español – Update!

MFR Executive Director Aldo Moauro and MFR Head of Operations for Latin America Evrim Kirimkan participated in the XIII Edición del Programa de Capacitación para las Microfinanzas “Boulder MFT en Español”, during March 18 – 29 in Mérida, Mexico. During the first week, Evrim taught “Evaluación Integral del Desempeño: Financiero y Social“. The course focuses […]

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MFR at Sustainable Finance Forum 2019

May 15, 2019

MFR at Sustainable Finance Forum 2019

MFR Regional Manager for Central Asia, Russia and the Caucasus Farida Abdulhafizova will participate in the Sustainable Finance Forum – Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, during May 22 – 23 in Yerevan, Armenia. On May 22, Farida will be a speaker in the session “Sustainable Finance Landscape in the region:” • What are the […]

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MFR at IFC and SPTF Investor Forum

March 27, 2019

MFR at IFC and SPTF Investor Forum

Lucia Spaggiari, Business Development Director at MFR, will participate in the IFC and SPTF Investor Forum “Responsible Finance for Digital Inclusion: Investing for Impact”, during April 3-4 in Washington DC, USA. MFR will share through the Data Platform some emerging evidence of Affordable, Accessible and Appropriate financial inclusion comparing FSPs with purely digital models (low […]

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Draft Consumer Protection Standards for Digital Credit

February 12, 2019

Draft Consumer Protection Standards for Digital Credit

The Smart Campaign is releasing the Draft Consumer Protection Standards for Digital Credit for a six-week period of public comment. What are the Draft Consumer Protection Standards for Digital Credit? A revised set of Client Protection Standards that address the risks involved in digital credit. These draft standards consolidate what the Smart Campaign has learned […]

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MFR at AFIForum 2019

January 18, 2019

MFR at AFIForum 2019

MFR Executive Director Aldo Moauro will participate in the AFIForum 2019 during January 22-23 in Bangkok, Thailand. Aldo will be a speaker in the Networking Workshop: Responsible Exits. During this workshop will be explored how to structure investments with an exit strategy to ensure sustainability for stakeholders. Leading investors will discuss recent exits, success cases, and […]

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MFR, Smart Campaign and Fintech Protects pilot digital client protection assessments

October 5, 2018

MFR, Smart Campaign and Fintech Protects pilot digital client protection assessments

MFR, Smart Campaign and Fintech Protects are conducting field assessments of digital finance service providers that will allow the Smart Campaign to develop standards on what constitutes client protection good practice, and to fine-tune its methodology for certifying various digital finance models. Goal: To conduct field assessments of digital finance service providers that will allow […]

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SPTF, e-MFP propose the SME finance version of the Universal Standards

October 5, 2018

SPTF, e-MFP propose the SME finance version of the Universal Standards

The Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) and the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) have released a study on the Assessment of the Sustainable performance of SME finance institutions drafted by Lucia Spaggiari, SPTF/e-MFP Social Investors Action Group and MFR Business development director. The metrics adapt the Universal Standards of Social Performance management (integrated in SPI4 and […]

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Qredits Microfinanciering Nederland has formalised a new loan agreement of € 16,6 million with the Council of Europe Bank

August 13, 2018

Qredits Microfinanciering Nederland has formalised a new loan agreement of € 16,6 million with the Council of Europe Bank

Qredits Microfinanciering Nederland and The Council of Europe Bank (CEB) have signed a loan agreement of EUR 16,6 million. This enables Qredits to continue to grow her microfinance activities in The Netherlands and in the Dutch Caribbean. 1.000 extra microloans Qredits has provided Microfinance in the Netherlands since 2009. The portfolio has now grown to […]

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MFR at the Mobile 360 – Africa

July 10, 2018

MFR at the Mobile 360 – Africa

MFR Executive Director Aldo Moauro will participate in the Mobile 360 Series – Africa during July 17-19 in Kigali, Rwanda. Mobile 360 – Africa features three insightful days of keynote presentations, panel discussions, fireside talks, startup pitches, in-depth case studies, working groups and invaluable networking opportunities with the current and future leaders of Africa’s Digital Revolution. From start-ups […]

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MFR at the next SPTF Social Investor Working Group meeting

June 13, 2018

MFR at the next SPTF Social Investor Working Group meeting

The next SPTF Social Investor Working Group meeting will take place in Luxembourg on June 18-19 hosted by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE) and in partnership with the Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg (InFiNe.lu). During the meeting, MFR Business Development Director, Lucia Spaggiari, will present a draft study, supported by SPTF and European […]

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Celebrating 100 Smart Campaign Certifications!

May 17, 2018

Celebrating 100 Smart Campaign Certifications!

The Smart Campaign announces that 100 financial service providers have attained Smart Campaign Certification. The #SmartCertified100 represents a landmark in the financial inclusion industry by elevating the client voice, convening partners to effect change at the national level, and supporting the implementation of consumer friendly financial regulation. MFR congratulates the Smart Campaign and all certified financial service providers […]

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