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)Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Additional Information:|| Output of the Leverhulme Microfinance Research Project.  Journal paper of the Leverhulme-funded research project 'Optimising the Dual Goals of Microfinance', which first author is leading as Principal Investigator.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||wholesale lending market, microfinance, Peru, Tanzania, Tamil Nadu|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||Natural Resources Institute|
Natural Resources Institute > Development Studies Research Group
Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets
School of Business
School of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
|Last Modified:||27 Feb 2012 12:51|
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