Legislation and Research Archive

New Research Shows Global Microcredit Interest Rate Drop

Microfinance Focus Europe, 24 July 2013: Research conducted by CGAP, KfW and MIX has shown that microcredit interest rates from 2004-2011 have dropped 2.7 percent. Microcredit Interest Rates and Their Determinants measures interest rates according to the global

SME Covered Bonds Gaining Traction in Europe, says Moody’s

Microfinance Focus Europe, 19 June 2013: Following the recent issuances in Turkey and Germany of covered bonds backed by loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) SME-backed covered bonds (SME CBs) are gaining traction in Europe, says Moody’s

World Bank Study on Private Sector Development in Moldova

Interview with Melissa Rekas, Team Leader for the World Bank€™s private sector development in Moldova – Video Courtesy of the World Bank Group Microfinance Focus Europe, 14 June 2013: The World Bank has launched a study illustrating

EMN to Research “Green Microfinance”

Microfinance Focus, 5 June 2013: The European Microfinance Network (EMN) has announced plans for a study in 2013 focused on Green Microfinance initiatives in Europe. According to a recent EMN press release, the main objectives of this study are to

MIX Report on Eastern Europe and Central Asia is Good News for Social Performance Reporting

Microfinance Focus Europe, January 31, 2013: The Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) released a report this month on the state of microfinance in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. Significant findings from the report include its conclusion