Microfinance Documents

31.03.2018 | Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter | Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter

In the absence of affordable housing solutions and accessible financing options, the majority of lower-income families resort to building incrementally based on their needs and available resources. Increasingly, financial institutions serving BOP...

28.02.2018 | ADA | ADA

The African Microfinance Week (referred to as the SAM, based on the French acronym) is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years and the last edition took place from the 9th to...

15.12.2017 | K. A. Abay, B. Koru, G. Abate & G. Berhane | International Growth Centre (IGC)

What is the optimal size and composition of Rural Savings and Credit Cooperatives (RuSACCOs)? With these broader questions in mind, we characterize alternative formation of RuSACCOs and their implications in improving rural households’ access to...

30.11.2017 | S. Prieto & E. Simmons | Habitat for Humanity International

The 2016-17 State of Housing Microfinance, based upon a survey of 101 housing microfinance practitioners, is composed of insights and findings regarding practitioners’ perceptions of the challenges and opportunities facing housing microfinance,...

31.10.2017 | Ministry of Finance and Planning - Tanzania | Ministry of Finance and Planning - Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania has been undertaking financial sector reforms since 1990s, in which its implementation has gone through the First and Second Generation Financial Sector Reform programmes. The reforms have been geared at liberalizing...

30.04.2017 | I. Cintina and I. Love | The World Bank

This paper evaluates effectiveness of microfinance using Propensity Score Matching (PSM) method applied to data collected in a recent randomized control trial. This method allows one to answer an additional set of questions not answered by the...

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...

28.02.2017 | S. Khandker, H. Samad and S. Badruddoza | The World Bank

Simultaneity of borrowing, withdrawal of savings, and loan defaults due to the pronounced seasonality of agriculture often leads to investment failure of rural financial institutions. Lack of borrowing leads to lack of in-come- and...

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...

31.01.2017 | G. Stuart, E. Noggle, C. Gallagher | FSD Zambia

In 2014, Microfinance Opportunities was commissioned by Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ) to conduct the Zambia Financial Diaries, a yearlong study to examine how low-income individuals in Zambia managed their cash flow and used financial...

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