Microfinance Documents

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...

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...

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