European Microcredit Research Award 2010
The third edition of the European Microcredit Research Award, was run jointly by Fundación Nantik Lum and EMN. As in previous years, the Award was endowed with €1,000 and recognized the most outstanding practitioner-oriented research paper covering a topic relevant to the microfinance field in Europe. Papers presented by young researchers were especially valued.
At first, the Award Selection Committee has selected the three finalists among the submitted projects that are:
- Ana Irimia Dieguez, University of Sevilla, Analysis of Sustainability for European Microfinance Institutions
- Karl Dayson, Executive Director and Pal Vik, Research Fellow, Community Finance Solutions, University of Salford, Measuring the impact of EU microfinance – Lessons from the field
- Michal Matul, Research Officer, International Labour Organisation, Financial Behaviours and Vulnerability to Poverty in Low-Income Households
These finalists presented their papers at the Conference’s research workshop moderated by Fundación Nantik Lum. Ultimately, based on the Selection Committee’s decision, one outstanding paper was awarded the 2010 European Microcredit Research Award.
On the 24th of June the research paper “Financial Behaviours and Vulnerability to Poverty in Low-Income Households”, written by Michal Matul, Microinsurance Innovation Facility, International Labour Organisation, has been selected as the winner of this third edition of the European Research Award.
Download here the Research Award document
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