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Microfinance social performance: A global empirical study

Microfinance social performance: A global empirical study

Marr, Ana and Awaworyi, Sefa (2012) Microfinance social performance: A global empirical study. Applied Econometrics and International Development, 12 (2). pp. 51-68. ISSN 1578-4487

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Abstract

Over the years, microfinance has been purported to have experienced enormous progress and is seen to contribute towards poverty reduction by extending finance to people previously excluded from formal financial markets. However, the question on how microfinance social performance is assessed remains unresolved. The paper develops an original social performance rating for 878 microfinance institutions (MFIs), across all geographic regions in the world for a period of 11 years (2000-2010). Furthermore, the paper investigates whether or not the age, assets, regulation status, loans per loan officers, as well as the profit status of MFIs affect MFIs’ ability to perform socially.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Citation: Marr, Ana and Awaworyi, Sefa (2012) Microfinance social performance: a global empirical study. Applied Econometrics and International Development, 12 (2). pp. 51-68. ISSN 1578-4487. [2] Permission to host on GALA given by publisher, the Euro-American Association of Economic Development Studies. Definitive version held at: http://www.usc.es/economet/eaat.htm.
Uncontrolled Keywords: microfinance, social performance, measurement index
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
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: 15 Oct 2016 12:36
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8351

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