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Case study: Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Hungarian MFIs

Case study: Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Hungarian MFIs This case note presents our initial research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Europe (in particular:Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria). This initial exploratory research was designed to identify current good practice among microfinance service providers serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis [...]

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Policy Paper No.6: European Code of Good Conduct: Discussion Note

Policy Paper No.6: European Code of Good Conduct: Discussion Note The note takes a critical view of the Code of Good Conduct structure and the challenges in the implementation of the Code in practice. Conceived as quasi-regulation effort to streamline the operational standards of microfinance institutions in the EU, the Code met with resistance on [...]

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MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation

MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation The paper discusses the role of microfinance in job creation through self-employment and microenterprise. Despite high expectations, in general microenterprises have a limited however socially important contribution to job creation. It is necessary to distinguish between growth-oriented young firms that have a potential [...]

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Research paper: Financing Gap and SME Employment Growth: Beyond Access to Finance

MFC Research paper: Financing Gap and SME Employment Growth: Beyond Access to Finance The key aim of our research was to investigate the relation between the perceived changes in financing gap and employment growth by SMEs in the EU. The paper builds on and extends the analysis of SAFE survey data, in order to focus [...]

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“Of Mice and Unemployed: Rethinking Micro-Enterprise and Small Business Policies In the EU”

MICROFINANCE CENTRE (MFC) - The paper discusses the complex relationships between firm size and job creation within the EU, demonstrating a need to better understand the dynamics of job creation and destruction. Promoting jobs through self-employment and small businesses (which create the majority of jobs in an economy) is a strategy that attracts a lot [...]

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Italy CASE STUDY – Affordable Personal Inclusive Credit

2013 - Italy CAPIC project partners - Italy CASE STUDY - Affordable Personal Inclusive Credit In Italy, during the last couple of years, microcredit projects based on a partnership model presenting similarities and some specificities have materialized in different regions and provinces. Such projects have come to life with the double objective of providing micro-enterprise [...]

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French CASE STUDY – Affordable Personal Inclusive Credit

2013 - French CAPIC project partners - French CASE STUDY - Affordable Personal Inclusive Credit Enabling low-income and financially-excluded consumers access affordable credit for "life projects" This initiative involves the Secours Catholique (social entreprise), the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (public authority) which manages the "Fonds de cohésion sociale" and the Fédération Nationale des Caisses [...]

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Belgian CASE STUDY – Affordable Personal Inclusive Credit

2013 - Belgian CAPIC project partners - Belgian CASE STUDY - Affordable Personal Inclusive Credit Enabling low-income and financially-excluded consumers access affordable credit for basic goods and services This partnership project runs between Crédal Plus (social entreprise), the Walloon Region (public regional authorities) and the Dexia Foundation (private foundation related to a bank). In Belgium, [...]

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UK CASE STUDY – Affordable Personal Inclusive Credit

2013 - UK CAPIC project partners - UK CASE STUDY - Affordable Personal Inclusive Credit Enabling low-income and financially-excluded consumers access affordable credit for household electrical goods This partnership project includes the Nottingham Credit Union Ltd., Nottingham City Council and The Co-operative Electrical. In the UK, many financially-excluded people in low-income communities, when faced with [...]

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VIDEO – Quatre pratiques innovantes de microcrédit personnel : It, FR, UK et BE.

Quatre pratiques innovantes de microcrédit personnel :  It, FR, UK et BE. The movie : Version française (Part 1) +  (Part 2) CAPIC' actions are supported by the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (2007-2013) – PROGRESS. The information contained in this document does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Commission. [...]

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