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The EMN Overview of the Microcredit Sector in the European Union 2012-13

Publication Policy notes

In this new iteration of the EMN Overview Survey report, MFIs from 24 countries took part. In total, 150 out of 447 MFIs that were contacted provided data to the survey, translating to an overall response rate of 34%. Although this represents a decrease compared to the response rate of the previous survey, the absolute number of responses remained stable.

The survey results indicate a steadily increasing trend of the scale (both in terms of numbers as well as total volume) of microfinance provision in the EU in 2012 and 2013, compared to 2011.

Three aspects contributed to this development: an increased coverage of organizations in certain EU-member states, more loans provided per institution covered and a higher average loan size per institution.

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