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 2254-2035Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Additional Information:|| First published: 2012.  Published as: Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies, (2012), Vol. 1, (1), pp. 29-57.  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|
|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:||06 Aug 2013 14:05|
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