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Microfinance and public policy : outreach, performance and efficiency

Author: Bernd Balkenhol
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2007.
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Microfinance institutions (MFIs) provide a public good; if MFIs create and deepen markets where none existed before, there may be a case for public support. This book is based on a study of 45 MFIs,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Microfinance and public policy.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2007
(OCoLC)608120115
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Balkenhol
ISBN: 9780230547025 0230547028 9221193470 9789221193470
OCLC Number: 145732907
Description: xxiii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Efficiency and sustainability in microfinance / Bernd Balkenhol --
Promise and achievements --
Efficiency in the microfinance literature --
Efficiency: The concept --
Applicability of efficiency concepts in microfinance --
Efficiency versus financial Sustainability --
Structure of the book --
Conceptual framework --
Poverty versus inequality / Amadou Diop, Isabelle Hillenkamp, Jean Michel Servet --
Introduction --
Defining and measuring poverty --
How microfinance can help reduce poverty --
Poverty reduction and financial performance --
Can microfinance reach the poor? --
The harmful side effects: Increased disparities --
Poverty reduction through microfinance: a capability perspective / Flavio Comim --
Introduction --
Who are the poor? What are the issues? --
Positive mechanisms --
Negative mechanisms --
A capability perspective --
Achieving poverty outreach, impact and sustainability: managing trade-offs in microfinance / Anton Simanowitz --
Introduction: Combining social and financial objectives --
Trade-offs --
Managing trade-offs --
Conclusions --
Smart subsidies / Jonathan Morduch --
Introduction Subsidies and microfinance --
Valuing subsidies --
"Crowding in" and "crowding out" --
Conclusions --
Empirical analysis --
Efficiency in microfinance institutions: an application of data envelopment analysis to MFIs in Peru / Yves Flickiger, Anatoli Vassiliev --
Introduction --
Previous research on MFIs' performance evaluation --
Performance analysis methodology --
Data sources and variable construction --
Efficiency analysis with the DEA model --
Conclusions --
Efficiency in financial intermediation: theory and empirical measurement / Thorsten Beck --
Introduction --
Interest spreads and credit rationing: theory --
Interest spreads and credit rationing: cross-country evidence --
Decomposing spreads --
Explaining spreads --
Conclusions and policy lessons --
Efficiency drivers and constraints: Empirical findings / Yousra Hamed --
Introduction --
Methodology --
The data --
MFI clusters --
Performance drivers and constraints --
Conclusions --
Measuring the performance of MFIs: an application of factor analysis / Giovanni Ferro Luzzii and Sylvain Weber --
Introduction --
The data --
Factor analysis: theory and practice --
Cluster analysis --
Assessing what determines performance --
Conclusions --
Selected country studies --
Contextual factors determining poverty outreach and financial performance: the case of Mali / Renata Serra, Fabrizio Botti, and Milasoa Cherel-Robson --
Introduction --
Domestic contextual factors: institutions, state and markets --
External factors: the implications of subsidy withdrawal --
Conclusion --
Contextual factors determining poverty outreach and financial performance: the case of Morocco / Said Filali Meknassi --
Introduction --
Institutional context --
Support by banks --
Subsidies --
Conclusion --
Contextual factors determining poverty outreach and financial performance: the case of Central and Eastern Europe / Jusyna Pytkovwsa --
Introduction --
Access to resources --
Financial performance --
Social performance --
Auctioning subsidies: Chile's "Access to Credit Program" / Vito Sciaraffia Merino --
Introduction --
Micro-enterprises in Chile --
Has the PAC achieved its goals? --
Conclusions --
Policy implications / Bernd Balkenhol --
Global donor support to microfinance --
Weight of subsidies in microfinance --
What prompts public policy support to MFIs? --
General effects of public policy on efficiency in microfinance at the sectoral level --
Support measures affecting the efficiency of individual MFIs --
The way forward: how to support the best of class and the others --
Annex I : GIAN survey --
Annex II. Multivariate analysis and classification: social and financial performance --
Annex III. Multivariate analysis and classification: social and financial performance and efficiency --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Bernd Balkenhol.
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