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DFID Call for Proposals for Systemic Reviews

The Department for International Development announced this week that it is expanding a systematic review program, aimed at strengthening evidence-informed decision making. DFID has developed a set of systematic review questions based on policy and practice priorities

UNCDF and MasterCard Foundation Target FSPs for Youth Finance

Microfinance Focus Europe, 19 July 2013: The United Nations Capital Development Fund and the MasterCard Foundation released training guides today to help launch youth-oriented services. The guides are traditionally used at the annual training program for the YouthStart project,

LMDF Holds General Meeting

Microfinance Focus Europe, 5 July 2013: The Luxembourg Microfinance and Development Fund held its Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on Thursday July 4. During the meeting, the LMDF presented results for the business year 2012/2013. For the

EBRD President says Corruption Deterring Investment

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti – Video Courtesy of EBRD Microfinance Focus Europe, 13 June 2013: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President, Sir Suma Chakrabarti said in a keynote speech to the Annual Anti-Corruption

Video – Presentation of European Report on Development 2013

Microfinance Focus Europe, 12 June 2010: On June 10, the authors of the European Report on Development 2013 (ERD 2013) presented some of the findings of the report, which provides a contribution to the post-2015 debate, and

UK Government Hosts High Level Meeting on Global Nutrition

Microfinance Focus Europe, 11 June 2013: On Saturday June 8 a high level meeting was hosted in London, UK, titled "Nutrition for Growth: Beating Hunger through Business and Science.€¯ The event was co-hosted by the governments of

VisionFund’s Microfinance Film Wins Bronze At New York TV and Film Awards

Microfinance Focus Europe, 11 June 2013: The most recent film by VisionFund, entitled Genevieve€™s Story has been awarded Bronze at the New York TV and Film Awards. The three-minute film tells the true story of a young

UN Labour Conference to Address Green Jobs, Poverty and Gender

GENEVA (ILO NEWS) – The world of work is being transformed more quickly and more deeply than ever before by rapid changes in demography and technology, growing inequality, poverty and the slow economic recovery, said Guy Ryder,

Germany Plans ‚¬1 Billion Aid for Spanish SMEs

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will grant Spanish small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) aid of roughly 1 billion euros ($1.30 billion) as part of a push to combat rising unemployment in southern Europe, a paper from the finance

Post-2015 Development Agenda Report

Microfinance Focus Europe, 4 June 2013: After meetings in New York, London, Monrovia and Bali, the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda made public its recommendations in a report entitled “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty