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Upcoming missions and events – Quarter 1, 2017

During this quarter, MFR’s team will be visiting the following countries: Cambodia, Kenya, Myanmar, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Madagascar, Namibia among others.

Moreover, we will be participating to the following events:

 

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SAVE THE DATE! Workshop with the Italian Credit Guarantee Institutions

MFR invites all stakeholders to participate to the Workshop "Measures supporting Microcredit for Credit Guarantee Institutions" on January 18, 2017. Italian Credit Guarantee Institutions (“Consorzi Garanzia Fidi” or “Confidi”) facilitate the provision of financing to SMEs by protecting part of the requested loan with a guarantee.

RITMI, in partnership with MicroFinanza Rating and Gaileo Network, organizes a workshop aimed at increasing the awareness of Confidi about European initiatives for microcredit, like the EaSI TA framework. The workshop will be held in Milan at Sala Donzelli, Camera di Commercio di Milano, Piazza dei Mercanti.

The Confidi that participate to the EaSI TA framework will benefit of training, technical assistance, assessment and rating services.

Representatives of European Institutions, of Italian banks and microcredit providers will also attend the workshop.

Join the initiative! For registering to the workshop, please download this form and send it to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Guidelines on Outcome Management for investors ranked #1 publication 2016 by MF Gateway

MicroFinanza Rating is very glad to announce that the paper Guidelines on Outcome Management for Investors, developed by MFR Business Development Director Lucia Spaggiari, in partnership with European Microfinance Platform (e-mfp) and the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF), is classified #1 of the most highly recommended publications of the year 2016 by Microfinance Gateway.

The paper presents guidelines for integrating outcome measurement, analysis and reporting into the operations of inclusive finance investors, asset managers and other funders.

For more information, please visit our page dedicated to Client Outcome services.

MFR at the China International Microfinance Summit in Bejing, China

 The Executive Director of MicroFinanza Rating, Aldo Moauro, will be participating as panellist to the China International Microfinance Summit which will be held during the 29th of November – 1st December 2016 in Beijing, China. The summit will gather microfinance practitioners, regulators, associations, experts, and international players to exchange innovative ideas and thoughts- related to microfinance and financial inclusion. The theme of the summit is “Openness and Integration”, which will cover the popular topics such as financial inclusion, microcredit, rural finance, cooperative finance, internet finance, and Fintech etc. For more information on the conference, please visit the page of China Association of Microfinance (CAM).

MFR performing first ratings in Palestine in the last 5 years

MFR is announcing that, after 5 years from the last assignement, it will be back in Palestine to conduct a Social Rating and a Microfinance Institutional Rating for Faten, the largest MFI in the country. This is an important step in the microfinance market of Palestine, as there haven’t been any ratings in the region from any rating agency since 2011.

Faten is a national non-profit organization in Palestine, and it is considered a prominent leading enterprise, providing diversified and sustainable financial services to entrepreneurs and small/micro enterprises, leveraging on technology to contribute to the empowerment of the family and the development of Palestinian society.

Prior to working with Faten, MicroFinanza Rating conducted other assignments in Palestine for main MFIs in the sector, including Asala and UNRWA, a United Nations project for Palestinian refugees.

The onsite mission, starting on the 16th of November, will last one week and the assignment will be concluded in January 2017.

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