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Projects

  • The European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision: CFS researchers developed the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision for the European Commission in 2011. Complying with this Code is a precondition to access European funding for microfinance under the EaSI framework (http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=952&intPageId=3510&langId=en). CFS also developed the evaluation framework for assessing compliance and advises the European Commission on the implementation and governance of the Code.
  • Evaluation of the European Microfinance Network: Since 2011, CFS has conducted an annual evaluation of the European Microfinance Network, the trade body of the microfinance sector in the EU. As part of this evaluation, CFS researchers have advised the Network on governance, management and financial sustainability.
  • Evaluation of Community Money Mentors programme: CFS has been commissioned by Toynbee Hall to evaluate its community money mentors programme. This financial education programme involves training volunteers to disseminate good money management practices in their local communities (http://www.toynbeehall.org.uk/financially-inclusive-tower-hamlets) . CFS analyses the impact the programme on financial inclusion and advises Toynbee Hall on evaluation procedures.