EaSI Technical Assistance to the European Microcredit Sector

EaSI Technical Assistance (EaSI TA) is a part of the first axis of the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Programme which is an EU level financing instrument, funded by the European Commission. Its third axis aims to increase the availability and accessibility of microfinance for vulnerable groups and microenterprises, build up the institutional capacity of microcredit providers and increase access to finance for social enterprises.

After a call for tender procedure, fi-compass sub-contracted the provision of the services to two different consortia.

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is leading the partnership with the Microfinance Centre (MFC) and the European Microfinance Network (EMN) to provide technical assistance to microcredit providers and to disseminate best practices. MicroFinanza Rating is leading the partnership with Planet Rating and Ecorys to provide rating or assessments to microcredit providers and evaluate their compliance with the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision.

Visit the EMN website section on EaSI TA.