Microfinance Handbook: An Institutional and Financial Perspective
World Bank, 1999 - 286 من الصفحات
Printed on Demand. Limited stock is held for this title. If you would like to order 30 copies or more please contact email@example.com Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if currently unavailable. Microfinance is not simply banking; it is a development tool. It has been estimated that there are 500 million economically active poor people in the world operating microenterprises and small businesses. Most of them do not have access to adequate financial services. The purpose of this Handbook is to bring together in a single source guiding principles and tools that will promote sustainable microfinance and create viable institutions. The Handbook takes a global perspective, drawing on lessons learned from the experiences of microfinance practitioners, donors, and others throughout the world.This volume covers extensively matters pertaining to the regulatory and policy framework and the essential components of institutional capacity building, such as product design, performance measuring and monitoring, and management of microfinance institutions.The handbook has three parts. QUOTEIssues in Microfinance Provision,QUOTE Part I, takes a macroeconomic perspective toward general microfinance issues and is primarily nontechnical. QUOTEDesigning and Monitoring Financial Products and Services,QUOTE Part II, narrows its focus to the provision of financial intermediation, taking a more technical approach and moving progressively toward more specific (or micro) issues. QUOTEMeasuring Performance and Managing Viability,QUOTE Part III, is the most technical part of the handbook, focusing primarily on assessing the viability of microfinance institutions.
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Understanding the Country Context
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ACCION ACCION International activities apex institution approach Association Bank Rakyat Indonesia borrowers calculated capital cash flow Catholic Relief Services CGAP cial clients collateral commercial banks compulsory savings Crédit Agricole credit officers credit unions deposits development banks donors economic effective rate enterprise development services equity example financial intermediation financial sector financial services funds Grameen Grameen Bank growth guarantee household income increase individual informal sector interest rate International investment loan amount loan loss loan portfolio loan term management information system ment MFI's Microcredit microenterprises microentrepreneurs Microfinance Institutions NGOs operations organization outstanding partners payments percent policies Poor Project potential poverty profit programs ratio regulated repay repayment revenue risk rural savings and credit savings products savings services social intermediation Source staff structure subsector subsidies Sustainable Banking target market Thomas Dichter tion village banks Washington women Women's World Banking World Bank