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Roundtable "Responsible Lending in the Kyrgyz Republic" took place in Bishkek

On March 15th, 2011, IFC and the German Development Bank (KfW) hosted a roundtable discussion on responsible lending to help small and medium enterprises in the Kyrgyz Republic access financing, part of an effort to spur economic growth in the country. The event brought together about 100 representatives of financial institutions as well as other stakeholders from the public and private sector. They discussed responsible finance practices which promotes protection for entrepreneurs who take out micro loans. Participants also shared best practices on the prevention of over-indebtedness.

Business Partnership Proposal

The Commercial Proposal
for attraction additional Strategic Partner into
"Center for assistance of microcredit organizations" LLP (Kazakhstan)


Good Practice Award in Client Protection Announced

Microfinance Centre together with the Smart Campaign is pleased to announce 2012 Good Practice Award. Recognizing Client Protection Efforts for microfinance providers in the Region of Europe and Central Asia. More information can be found here

Results of the indebtedness study in Kosovo released!

The results of the study commissioned by the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) on the indebtedness of microcredit clients in Kosovo have been published. The summary paper is now available for download on MFC website at:

Read MFC E-updates for December 2011

To read in english click here. We will follow with the russian version next week.

MFC Press Release/Jasmine Project Extended

To read our new Press Release please click here.

Dates and venue of the 15th MFC Annual Conference have been announced!

Dear Friends,

We are very pleased to inform you that next MFC Conference will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia from 29-30th May, 2012.

We hope that you will join this important gathering to build partnerships for success of microfinance. Please mark the Conference date in your calendars. We will follow with more information.


The SP Start-up Fund for Networks announces grant awards


The SP Start-up Fund for Networks announces 13 awards for a total amount of USD 440 160 for starting-up social performance activities.

The following national microfinance associations are winners of the SP Start-up Fund call for proposals:

SP Start-Up Fund. First networks trained!


First networks trained how to promote and implement social performance management (SPM) among their members!

MFC tested Gender Action Learning System tools in Georgia

MFC tested Gender Action Learning System[1] tools in Georgia


MFC thanks to invitation from MFI JSC Crystal, tested some new approaches to gender mainstreaming discussion through GALS (Gender Action Learning System) tools. The workshop took place on 8th November 2011 in Crystal in Kutaisi, Georgia with selected loan officers.