Microfinance Documents

17.05.2016 | K. Fryatt | Risk Management Initiative in Microfinance (RIM)

Financial institutions are continuously looking for investments that will sustainably drive growth. Developing risk management capacity often takes significant human and financial investment, but through this investment an institution can begin...

25.01.2016 | B. Bernhardt, A. Dannecker, G. Attah, B. Hoback and S. Ulrich | GIZ

The GIZ SEDIN Programme in Nigeria has conducted a terchnical assessment that analyses the loan pricing of a sample of Nigerian Microfinance Banks. The findings of the paper highlight the driving factors of high interest rates in the Nigerian...

31.12.2015 | responsAbility | responsAbility

This is the sixth edition of the Microfinance Market Outlook report. The study provides insights into global developments in the microfinance sector and presenting forecasts for the next 12 to 14 months.

02.11.2015 | P. Di Benedetta; I. Lieberman, L. Ard | The World Bank

This paper is organized as follows: this introduction is followed by a primer on the industry and on the evolution of the microfinance sector. The authors then examine the structure of the microfinance industry, (a) NGOs, cooperatives and credit...

19.10.2015 | The MasterCard Foundation | The MasterCard Foundation

The MasterCard Foundation is devoting more of its resources to promoting financial inclusion in rural parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. Smallholder farmers, those who have less than one hectare of land, want to grow more, earn more, and live better. One...

12.08.2015 | Terfa W. Abraham | MFW4A

This paper examines the effect of financial innovation on poverty reduction in rural northern Nigeria. Households from this part of the world are farmers hence, exposed to the vagaries of Climate Change. Assessing whether or not the poorest income...

15.06.2015 | R. Cull, S. Harten, I. Nishida et al. | The World Bank

In recent years there has been a rapid increase in the presence and growth of greenfield microfinance institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper uses regressions to benchmark those African greenfields relative to other microfinance providers and...

18.05.2015 | T. Storrow, G. Gobezie, A. Figge | DAI, WB, IFC

The focus of this paper is to summarize The Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP) Savings TA research in order to provide an overview of the practical challenges on the ground that face the Ethiopian microfinance industry.

31.01.2015 | M. Gash, B. Gray | CGAP

The key theory of change for the microfinance industry has historically been one in which access to and use of formal financial services reduces household poverty; however, research conducted around the world has yet to successfully validate this...

23.01.2015 | ILO | ILO

With the support from the German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched an action research programme to assess if MFIs could use their relationship with entrepreneurs to target decent work...

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