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Wholesale funding to microfinance and social development goals in Peru, Tamil Nadu, and Tanzania

Wholesale funding to microfinance and social development goals in Peru, Tamil Nadu, and Tanzania

Marr, Ana and Tubaro, Paola (2011) Wholesale funding to microfinance and social development goals in Peru, Tamil Nadu, and Tanzania. Enterprise Development and Microfinance, 22 (4). pp. 304-321. ISSN 1755-1978 (Print), 1755-1986 (Online) (doi:10.3362/1755-1986.2011.033)

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Abstract

The paper studies the ‘wholesale’ market through which microfinance institutions (MFIs) operating in Peru, Tanzania, and the state of Tamil Nadu in India obtain credit. The focus is on the network of relationships between MFIs and their lenders in each setting in order to explore the extent to which they mirror country-specific regulatory, economic, and social factors; to identify the regulatory frameworks that are most conducive to channelling sufficient funding to microfinance; and elucidate the conditions under which MFIs’ ties with wholesale lenders enhance their ability to achieve their dual goals of poverty reduction and financial sustainability. The study brings to light considerable cross-country variation in the structure and features of wholesale lending relationships, and relates it primarily to differences in regulation. On this basis, this paper makes the case that building a more enabling regulatory environment for lending partnerships may improve the capacity of microfinance to pursue its mission.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published online: December 06, 2012. [2] Published in print: December 2011. [3] Published as: Marr, Ana and Tubaro, Paola (2011) Wholesale funding to microfinance and social development goals in Peru, Tamil Nadu and Tanzania. Enterprise Development and Microfinance. 22 (4). pp. 304-321. ISSN 1755-1978. [4] Output of the Leverhulme Microfinance Research Project project. Project title 'Optimising the Dual Goals of Microfinance.' First author is leading and Principal Investigator.
Uncontrolled Keywords: wholesale lending market, microfinance, Peru, Tanzania, Tamil Nadu
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Development Studies Research Group
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:13
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5256

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