Microfinance Documents

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.

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...

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...

29.02.2016 | S. Meka, C. Sanford | BFA, The Smart Campaign

This synthesis report (and its related four individual country reports) presents the voices of low-income individuals who shared with the authors their opinions, hopes, and struggles. The Client Voices project was designed to hear the unencumbered...

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...

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