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MICROFINANCE EVENT: Microfinance Centre to Host 17th MFC Annual Conference, May 27 – 28, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey

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Event Name: 17 th Microfinance Centre (MFC) Annual Conference

Event Date: May 27 – 28, 2014

Event Location: Wow Istanbul Hotel and Convention Centre, Istanbul, Turkey

Cost: Registration costs USD 724 for the general public. Information on discounts for advance registration and MFC members is available at:

Summary of Event: The theme for this year’s conference is “The New World of Financial Inclusion: What Role for Microfinance?”. It will explore current trends and challenges in microfinance and how it functions around the world through presentations and workshops on financial inclusion, technology, sustainable agriculture and climate change. One day prior to this event, Moody’s Analytics will offer free training on their Social Performance  Assessment (SPA) Global Methodology

program. which is intended to help analyze microfinance institutions’ (MFIs’) performance in human resources, strategy and social outcomes. To register, you may send your name, position and organization’s name to jchumachenko[at]

Background on Organizer: The Microfinance Centre (MFC) is a Poland-based resource center with 103 member organizations that aims to promote a sustainable microfinance sector by providing technical services, knowledge management and media campaigns.

For additional information you may contact the organizers via email at mfc[at] or via telephone at +420 284 001 444.

By Meraj Husain, Research Associate

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