The financing issue for african MFIs: an overview of mesofinance experiences

Lucie Fotsa Lieno
Savings and Development Vol. 38(2014), No. 1, pp. 113-131

This paper attempts to provide an explicit outline of mesofinance activities conducted in Africa. Twenty-six microfinance institutions (MFIs) are observed between 2008 and 2012, in 16 Sub Saharan Africa countries. The characteristics of these MFIs [...]

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Credit risk in microcredit: how does gender matter?

Mathias Schmit and Helena Marrez
Savings and Development Vol. 34(2010), No. 3, pp. 369-388

This paper is the first to analyze the credit risk of a microfinance institution based on the loan portfolio of a leading Maghrebian MFI, both in terms of number of clients served and of portfolio size. This allows us to work with a proprietary data [...]

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Interest rate reforms, financial depth and savings in Tanzania: a dynamic linkage

Nicholas M. Odhiambo
Savings and Development Vol. 32(2008), No. 2, pp. 141-158

In this paper, the impact of interest rate reforms on financial deepening and savings in Tanzania is examined using two models, namely the financial deepening model and the savings model. Using cointegration and error-correction techniques, the [...]

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