This Survey Report presents a detailed snapshot of the microfinance sector up until the very beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, with information gathered in 2018-2019. However, based on additional data collected during the first semester of 2020, we were also able to produce a chapter on the preliminary impact of the pandemic on European MFIs. While the effects of the current crisis remain largely uncertain, this unique scope adopted by EMN and MFC makes this Survey Report the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information available at the moment.
This is the 9th edition of this Survey Report for the European Microfinance Network, and the third time it was carried out in collaboration with the Microfinance Centre. This joining of forces between our two networks allows us to cover the lion's share of the European microfinance sector, with 143 institutions from 29 countries surveyed.
To facilitate the dissemination of these crucial results within the sector and beyond, we also prepared an infographic that illustrates some of the key findings from this edition, and an Executive Summary available below in 9 languages.
With contribution by the European Investment Fund (EIF)