Microfinance efficiency in West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU): have reforms promoted sustainability or outreach?

Sandrine Kablan
Savings and Development Vol. 38(2014), No. 1, pp. 89-111

Our study aims to assess the evolution of social efficiency and financial efficiency of MFIs (microfinance institutions) in West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Our results suggest that financial efficiency increases at the expense of [...]

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Statistical analysis of the performance of microfinance institutions: the Ethiopian case

Tsegaye Anduanbessa
Savings and Development Vol. 33(2009), No. 2, pp. 183-198

Nowadays governments and many development agents pay great attention to the development of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) with the belief that they are able to alleviate poverty in a very shot time. This paper tried to give statistical insight in [...]

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Is there a difference in poverty outreach by type of microfinance institution? Country studies from Asia and Latin America

Manfred Zeller and Julia Johannsen
Savings and Development Vol. 32(2008), No. 3, pp. 227-269

Microfinance is often seen as an effective tool to reach the poor, yet there is a paucity of studies on the poverty level of microfinance clients, differentiated by type of microfinance institution. This paper seeks to make a contribution in closing [...]

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The demand for microcredit as a determinant for microfinance outreach: evidence from China

Enjiang Cheng
Savings and Development Vol. 31(2007), No. 3, pp. 307-334

The studies on the outreach of microfinance programmes have so far focused on the supply side: the higher transactional costs incur when a microfinance institution (MFI) reaches out to the poor. Using a large household survey dataset from China, [...]

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