Dear participants,

it was a pleasure for us to welcome you as our guests at the IV. European Microfinance Research Conference. We hope you enjoyed the proceedings and the opportunities to interact with colleagues.

Over 110 researchers from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas presented the results of recent investigations in 28 break-out sessions over the two and a half days of the conference. Most papers analyzed empirical data generated in surveys of clients, institutions and markets in locations all over the world.

The topics ranged from issues touching on the funding, management, governance and performance of microfinance institutions to social impact and its measurement, the debt status of clients, innovations in products and services, market development and saturation as well as policies geared to ensure a level playing field between the different stakeholders. 

For the “big picture” the conference was proud to host  keynote speakers who identified future  trends in the analysis and practice of microfinance globally: V. Mahajan, B. Augsburg, J. Morduch and J. Copestake.

As a souvenir gift please find here a link to the photo album:


If you wish to circulate your paper, send us the URL and we will post it on our home page.

Have a pleasant summer!

The organizing committee