Replicating Microfinance in the United States
James H. Carr, Zhong Yi Tong
Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 28/06/2002 - 387 من الصفحات
"With the publication of this volume, knowledge and understanding of the practices of delivering micro-credit reach a new level of consolidation, and the stage is set for important further steps."—from the Foreword by Richard P. Taub, University of Chicago
Microfinance was pioneered in the developing world as the lending of small amounts of money to entrepreneurs who lacked the kinds of credentials and collateral demanded by banks. Similar practices spread from the developing to the developed world, reversing the usual direction of innovation, and today several hundred microfinance institutions are operating in the United States.
Replicating Microfinace in the United States reviews experiences in both developing and industrialized countries and extends the applications of microlending beyond enterprise to consumer finance, housing finance, and community development finance, concentrating especially on previously underserved households and their communities.
Contributors include Nitin Bhatt, Robert M. Buckley, Bruce Ferguson, Elinor Haider, Chi-kan Richard Hung, Sally R. Merrill, Jonathan Morduch, Gary Painter, Sohini Sarkar, Mark Schreiner, Lisa Servon, Ayse Can Talen, Shui-Yan Tang, Kenneth Temkin, Andres Vinelli, J. D. Von Pischke and Marc A. Weiss.
Replicating Microfinance in the United States is based on papers commissioned by the Fannie Mae Foundation and findings from an October 2001 conference jointly held by the Fannie Mae Foundation and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
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... MFIS will continue to be an imprecise task . Rather than relying on straightforward financial ratios that lead to standard conclusions , MFI ap- praisers must be able to infer many intangible , but highly practical , quali- ties to ...
... MFIs attempt to target . Hence , an emphasis on MFI projects as part of a broader financial - sector policy dialogue is likely to be productive . Management The largest single challenge to MFIs is the operational efficiency with which ...
... MFI earnings . First , we ex- amine the project experience of the World Bank . Second , we look at the bank's related broader experience . World Bank Project Design Experience . Very few bank - supported MFIs had earnings that imply ...
Opportunities and Challenges for Microfinance
Current Foundations of Microfinance Best Practices
Fulfilling the Potential of the U S Microenterprise Strategy
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