New Member: Welcome to Backbone SA

Backbone SA has recently joined

Convinced that creation of wealth at a large scale goes through SMEs, not through blue chips, Backbone (Luxembourg) was co-founded in 2016 with the help of other private shareholders as both an advisory company and an investment vehicle to provide expertise and financing to the SME segment in emerging countries […]

EaSI, the EU Employment and Social Innovation Programme to Support Microfinance

Following the Europe 2020 strategy which recognises entrepreneurship and self-employment as key for achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the European Commission supports microfinance via the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme.

As a tool to fight against poverty and social inclusion, the Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship axis of EaSI aims to:

Increase access to, and […]

Carte Blanche Michel Maquil sur RTL Radio 6 mai 2019 – Le développement du secteur financier et la microfinance

Dans sa dernière Carte Blanche, Michel Maquil parle de la perception par le monde de la microfinance des récents développements du secteur financier.

Pour lire la carte blanche en français ou en luxembourgeois cliquez ici

Fintechs and Financial Inclusion – New Publication by CGAP

May 2019

CGAP (The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) has launched a new publication on Fintechs and Financial Inclusion documenting CGAP’s work with 18 fintech pilots in Africa and South Asia.

The goal of this paper is to explain innovations and generate insight on whether the services (i) work as stated (ii) create value for underserved […]

Face to Face with Members: Isabelle Delas, Head of Luxembourg Branch, Finance in Motion GmbH – Luxembourg Branch

Isabelle Delas is Head of Luxembourg Branch of Finance in Motion GmbH.

1. How did you get involved in inclusive finance and impact finance?

In 2002, I started working in the development cooperation sector for the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO), dedicated to promoting the rule of law in developing countries and countries in economic transition. […]

Fieldtrip to Tosepantomin, winner of the 2017 European Microfinance Award, co-organiser of the European Microfinance Award with e-MFP and the MAEE, was in Mexico last month to pay a visit to Cooperativa de Ahorro y Préstamo Tosepantomin, the winner of the 2017 European Microfinance Award on “Microfinance for Housing. The objective of the fieldtrip was to witness what has been achieved and implemented with […]

New partnership between and InfoGreen has a new partnership with InfoGreen .

InfoGreen covers the news on sustainable development in Luxembourg and the neighbouring countries.

microlux certifié conforme au code européen de bonne conduite pour l’octroi des microcrédits

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Microlux certifié conforme au code européen de bonne conduite pour l’octroi de microcrédits
Microlux, la première institution de microcrédit au Luxembourg a reçu hier son certificat de conformité avec le code européen de bonne conduite pour l’octroi de microcrédits.

Développé par la Commission Européenne, le Code qui comprend plus de 170 clauses, énonce des […]

Contribute to the European Microfinance Week 2019 programme

The European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), has launched a call for proposals to contribute to the European Microfinance Week 2019 Programme.

This is an opportunity to contribute to the programme of the European Microfinance Week, taking place on 20th – 22nd November 2019 in Luxembourg.

The Action Group day on 20th November will be followed by two days […]

Research Meets Africa 2019 – Call for Papers

The Research Meets Africa conference aims to promote research and innovation in the field of inclusive finance in Africa by connecting researchers from African and international universities with practitioners in the sector. It will take place within the framework of the SAM in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The organisers of Research Meets Africa call for papers on […]