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Global financial partnerships in microfinance: India, Peru and Tanzania

Global financial partnerships in microfinance: India, Peru and Tanzania

Marr, Ana and Tubaro, Paola (2012) Global financial partnerships in microfinance: India, Peru and Tanzania. La Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios de Desarrollo / Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies, 1 (1). pp. 29-57. ISSN 2254-2035

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Abstract

The paper studies the ‘wholesale’ market through which microfinance institutions operating in three contexts (Peru, Tanzania and the state of Tamil Nadu in India) obtain loans from a variety of domestic and international funding bodies. The nature and characteristics of the relationships between them are captured through network analysis and visualization tools, with a dataset comprising inter-organisational lending relationships and organisations’ attributes over the years 2006-8. Focus is on the extent to which patterns in wholesale lending relationships relate to the legal status and characteristics of microfinance institutions; to the regulatory, business and social environment in which they operate; and to shifts in the balance between social and commercial interests of diverse types of lenders.
The analysis brings to light considerable cross-country variation in the structure and features of wholesale lending relationships, and relates it primarily to differences in governance and regulation. On this basis, it makes the case that building a more enabling regulatory environment for funding partnerships may improve the capacity of microfinance to achieve its dual goals of poverty alleviation and financial sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published: 2012. [2] Published as: Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies, (2012), Vol. 1, (1), pp. 29-57. [3] This paper appears in the first issue of la Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios de Desarrollo (RIED) / Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies, published jointly by la Cátedra de Cooperación para el Desarrollo de la Universidad de Zaragoza / la Red Española de Estudios de Desarrollo (REEDES) (translation: Chair of Development Cooperation, based at the Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain) / the Spanish Network of Development Studies (REEDES)).
Uncontrolled Keywords: microfinance, global partnerships, India, Peru, Tanzania
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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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6892

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