Microfinance Documents

31.05.2017 | Convergences | Convergences

The microfinance sector continues to enjoy double-digit growth. Microfinance is not only a factor for financial inclusion, but is also a significant lever in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. By fostering access to services in the fields of...

31.03.2017 | J. Abrams, M. Carraro, W. Ahmed | The MasterCard Foundation, BFA

The MasterCard Foundation’s financial inclusion partners have identified alternate delivery channels (ADCs) as having high potential to reach the “last mile” customer with relevant and accessible access to finance. As part of its multi-pronged...

09.02.2017 | National Bank of Rwanda | National Bank of Rwanda

Fostering financial stability is one of the main mandates of the National Bank of Rwanda. The bank achieves this objective through regularly monitoring performance of the financial systems (i.e. banking system, insurance sector, the pension, the...

31.12.2016 | Financial Inclusion Secretariat-CBN | Central Bank of Nigeria

The 2015 Annual Report on the National Financial Inclusion Strategy provides an update on the progress made towards achieving the targets set in the Strategy. It briefly describes global financial inclusion developments and reviews key components of...

30.11.2016 | FinScope | FinMark Trust

The FinScope MSME Survey, developed by FinMark Trust, is a research tool to assess financial access in a country and to identify the constraints that prevent financial service providers from reaching the financially under- and un-served MSME owners....

30.11.2016 | UNHCR, Social Performance Task Force | UNHCR, Social Performance Task Force

By end 2015, an unprecedented 65 million people around the world had been forced from home. Among them were 21.3 million refugees, of whom 45% were in the productive age bracket and half were women. 1 Six in ten refugees have been living in...

30.09.2016 | Convergences | Convergences

This Barometer aims to enhance the role of microfinance in development and calls on all actors in the sector to continue their actions in providing a responsible and inclusive microfinance system.

30.09.2016 | Central Bank of Nigeria | Central Bank of Nigeria

The June 2016 Financial Stability Report reviews developments in the global and domestic economies. In the first half of 2016, the continued slowdown in the domestic economy, coupled with sluggish recovery in the global economy, portended increased...

31.08.2016 | M. Khaled, K. Beshay | Sanabel, IFC

This report: i) attempts to define the VSE segment; ii) reviews the microfinance sector’s efforts to serve the VSE segment, based on survey results; iii) assesses the scale of these efforts; iv) identifies key challenges; v) assesses the levels of...

31.08.2016 | R.J. Cull, A. Demirgüç-Kunt, J.J. Morduch | The World Bank

Recent evidence suggests only modest social and economic impacts of microfinance. Favorable cost-benefit ratios then depend on low costs. This paper uses proprietary data on 1,335 microfinance institutions between 2005 and 2009, jointly serving 80.1...

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