Publications


The Foundation's 10th Anniversary Book

The Foundation’s anniversary reminds us with enthusiasm of the drivers behind our commitment: not to fear any challenge, not to neglect any territory and never to abandon anyone along the way. This is why we wish to share with you the 10th Anniversary Book. It draws lessons from the Foundation’s solid experience financing the microfinance sector. It provides ideas, recommendations and insight on how the banking sector can take action in favour of development and more inclusive, responsible and sustainable finance. 

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9th Microfinance Barometer

Entitled “Microfinance and Profitabilities”, the 9th Microfinance Barometer presents the key figures of the sector and explores the topic of profitability in its multiple aspects. From microfinance institutions to investors, the Barometer offers different points of view about microfinance profitability. From case studies, anayses and interviews, it presents an overview of the profitability of the sector, and provides important takeaways on the dual return – social and financial – of microfinance.

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Integrated Annual Report 2017

 With €49.3 million granted in 2017, the Foundation expanded its activities to 32 countries. It supported 69 microfinance institutions and social businesses who accompany 3.2 million clients, of which 77% are women and 75% live in rural areas. The Foundation's Integrated Report 2017 is a call for devising financing and support mechanisms for the economy that are more accessible, more transparent and more supportive.

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Social Business White Paper

The Foundation has published "Social business, the path to entrepreneurship for the common good”, which draws lessons from its eight years of investing in social businesses. This White Paper highlights many hurdles to overcome and puts forward seven concrete proposals to improve the efficiency of social business. The Foundation presents a unique economic approach, from identifying success factors to structuring the social performance of projects.  

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