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Commission Launches Survey on European Code of Good Conduct


** Deadline extended to 11 December 2020 **

The European Commission recently launched a survey about the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. This survey will be feeding into a study, conducted by the University of Salford on behalf of the European Commission, focusing on the impact of the Code on the microfinance sector.

The survey comprises a series of questions about the impact of the Code on practices, visibility, reputation, credibility, funding and sustainability in the microfinance sector. It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and consists in two separate surveys designed for representatives of microfinance institutions and other stakeholders and experts.

Microfinance institution survey: This survey is designed for representatives of microfinance and microcredit providers in Europe. It focuses on the impact of the Code on their practice.
Stakeholder survey: This survey is for stakeholders and experts working with, overseeing, funding or partnering with microfinance institutions. This can include EU institutions, national regulators and government departments, and funders and investors.

Representatives of banks can fill in the microfinance institution or the stakeholder survey depending on which they think is most appropriate for them. The deadline for these surveys is Wednesday 11 December. Your responses will be treated confidentially and anonymously and they will not be used in a manner that will allow identification of your individual responses.

If you have any questions or comments about the survey, please contact Dr Pål Vik at the University of Salford by email: