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Social Business Challenge

A serious game to discover your social entrepreneur profile! The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has collaborated with CERISE to launch its first serious game on the topic of social business in Africa. This mobile application was developed from the Social Business Scorecard (SBS), a self-assessment tool for social enterprises. The SB Challenge game (available…

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22nd MFC Annual Conference

29–31 May 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Microfinance Centre’s Annual Conference is one of the most significant regional events in the sector. This year, the Conference will tackle the practical side of digitalization in inclusive finance. CERISE will take part into the speed networking session with fintechs and investors. Join us on Thursday, 30 May…

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A peak into MetODD-SDG!

A case study of a mission-driven organization using MetODD-SDG to measure its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018, CERISE and its working group created the first unifying framework that enables mission-driven organizations to track their contribution to SDG Targets. MetODD-SDG gives a list of micro indicators applicable to all kinds of projects and social…

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Study on Social Performance Management in Microfinance

Practices, results and challenges analyzed by Mathilde Bauwin, ADA, in collaboration with CERISE Download the full study (in English) Since 2014, CERISE has been supporting microfinance institutions (MFIs) wishing to evaluate their social performance management practices, thanks to the SPI4 social audit tool, fully aligned with the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management. CERISE centralizes…

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Progress in microfinance should inspire digital finance

Fintech, digital credit, pay-as-you-go … Nowdays, these new services are essential and hold great promise in transforming the sector of microfinance! By adopting digital finance new technologies, MFIs are getting closer to their customers and can reach more people. These innovations also help to better meet the needs of customers while reducing the cost toaccess financial…

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