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Last week I participated in the 2013 European Microfinance Week, one of the main conferences on financial inclusion. It brings microfinance stakeholders together to discuss important developments in the sector and contributes to shaping the global approach to microfinance.
This time it gathered 378 participants form 59 countries and focused on the future of the sector and how to foster inclusive growth. In this post I summarise the issues and some of the cases I especially liked regarding three main trends I see in microfinance: innovation in the delivery of services, new ways to improve the outreach to vulnerable beneficiaries and the enhancement of responsible finance;
I. Concerning innovations within the sector I am especially interested in:
II. Regarding the question of extending the outreach and including underserved and more vulnerable groups and sectors, this year there where many cases and discussions around:
III. There were also a number of panels about the future of the sector and how to improve governance, guarantee responsible microfinance and how to improve the due diligence process.
The Week is organised by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), a network of approximately 120 microfinance organizations and individuals. Its objective is to promote cooperation among European microfinance stakeholders working in developing countries by facilitating communication and information exchange. E-MFP member organizations include banks, financial institutions, government agencies, NGOs, consulting firms, researchers and universities.
The platform has published all the presentations in its website and I highly recommend those interested in microfinance to have a look.
EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE WEEK 2013
“La Innovación Social es un concepto en construcción, que engloba iniciativas que buscan nuevas formas de satisfacer las necesidades sociales que no están adecuadamente cubiertas por el mercado o el sector público o de producir los cambios de comportamiento necesarios para resolver los grandes retos de la sociedad ”
mil gracias por el aporte. lo de las microfinanzas y la inclusión energética hay que seguirlo de cerca. Saludos, adolfo