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Microfinance and economic development (English)

Microfinance is generally seen as a way to fix credit markets and unleash the productive capacities of poor people who are dependent on self-employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8252 NOV 22, 2017

Morduch,Jonathan J.; Cull,Robert J. Disclosed

The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit (English)

Recent evidence suggests only modest social and economic impacts of microfinance. Favorable cost-benefit ratios then depend on low costs. This paper uses proprietary data on 1,335 microfinance institutions between 2005 and 2009, jointly serving 80.1 million borrowers, to calculate the costs of microfinance and other elements of the microfinance business model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7786 AUG 08, 2016

Cull,Robert J.; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Morduch,Jonathan J. Disclosed

Microfinance tradeoffs : regulation, competition, and financing (English)

This paper describes important trade-offs that microfinance practitioners, donors, and regulators navigate. Drawing evidence from large, global surveys of microfinance institutions, the authors find a basic tension between meeting social goals and maximizing financial performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5086 OCT 01, 2009

Cull, Robert; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Morduch, Jonathan Disclosed

Banks and microbanks (English)

Using two new datasets, the authors examine whether the presence of banks affects the profitability and outreach of microfinance institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5078 OCT 01, 2009

Cull, Robert; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Morduch, Jonathan Disclosed

Does regulatory supervision curtail microfinance profitability and outreach ? (English)

Regulation allows microfinance institutions to evolve more fully into banks, particularly for institutions aiming to take deposits. But there are potential trade-offs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4948 JUN 01, 2009

Cull , Robert; Demirguc-Kunt , Asli; Morduch, Jonathan Disclosed

The unbanked : evidence from Indonesia (English)

To analyze the prospects for expanding financial access to the poor, bank professionals assessed 1,438 households in six provinces in Indonesia to judge their creditworthiness. ... See More +

Journal Article 77581 DEC 01, 2008

Johnston Don; Morduch, Jonathan Disclosed

Microfinance meets the market (English)

Microfinance institutions have proved the possibility of providing reliable banking services to poor customers. Their second aim is to do so in a commercially-viable way. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4630 MAY 01, 2008

Cull, Robert; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Morduch, Jonathan Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 22 (3) (English)

This issue includes the following: access to finance: an unfinished agenda; by Thorsten Beck, and Asli Demirguc-Kunt. Banking Services for Everyone? ... See More +

Publication 54865 JAN 01, 2008

Beck, Thorsten; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez; Osili, Una Okonkwo; Paulson, Anna; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher; Ayyagari, Meghana; Maksimovic, Vojislav; Johnston Jr., Don; Morduch, Jonathan; Cine, Xavier; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed

Microfinance games (English)

Microfinance has been heralded as an effective way to address imperfections in credit markets. But from a theoretical perspective, the success of microfinance contracts has puzzling elements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3959 JUL 01, 2006

Gine, Xavier; Jakiela, Pamela; Karlan, Dean; Morduch, Jonathan Disclosed

Financial performance and outreach : a global analysis of leading microbanks (English)

Microfinance contracts have proven able to secure high rates of loan repayment in the face of limited liability and information asymmetries, but high repayment rates have not translated easily into profits for most microbanks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3827 FEB 01, 2006

Cull, Robert; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Morduch, Jonathan Disclosed

Is microfinance an effective strategy to reach the Millennium Development Goals? : Constituye el microfinanciamiento una estrategia eficaz para alcanzar los objetivos de desarrollo del milenio? (Spanish)

The United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have galvanized the development community with an urgent challenge to improve the welfare of the world's neediest people. ... See More +

Brief 33454 AUG 01, 2003

Littlefield, Elizabeth; Morduch, Jonathan; Hashemi, Syed Arabic, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Is microfinance an effective strategy to reach the Millennium Development Goals? (Chinese)

The United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have galvanized the development community with an urgent challenge to improve the welfare of the world's neediest people. ... See More +

Brief 33454 JAN 01, 2003

Littlefield, Elizabeth; Morduch, Jonathan; Hashemi, Syed Spanish, Arabic, French, English Disclosed

Is microfinance an effective strategy to reach the Millennium Development Goals? (English)

The United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have galvanized the development community with an urgent challenge to improve the welfare of the world's neediest people. ... See More +

Brief 33454 JAN 01, 2003

Littlefield, Elizabeth; Morduch, Jonathan; Hashemi, Syed Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese Disclosed

Is microfinance an effective strategy to reach the Millennium Development Goals? : La microfinance est elle une strategie efficace pour atteindre les objectifs du millenaire pour le developpement? (French)

The United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have galvanized the development community with an urgent challenge to improve the welfare of the world's neediest people. ... See More +

Brief 33454 JAN 01, 2003

Littlefield, Elizabeth; Morduch, Jonathan; Hashemi, Syed Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, English Disclosed

Is microfinance an effective strategy to reach the Millennium Development Goals? (Arabic)

The United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have galvanized the development community with an urgent challenge to improve the welfare of the world's neediest people. ... See More +

Brief 33454 JAN 01, 2003

Littlefield, Elizabeth; Morduch, Jonathan; Hashemi, Syed Spanish, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Strengthening public safety nets from the bottom up : Redes de seguridad, seguro informal y microfinanzas (Spanish)

This paper describes ways to build public safety nets to complement and extend informal and private institutions. The most effective policies will combine both transfer systems that are sensitive to existing mechanisms and new institutions for providing insurance and credit, and for generating savings. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 25301 FEB 01, 2002

Morduch, Jonathan; Sharma, Manohar Russian, French, English

Strengthening public safety nets from the bottom up : Renforcement des filets sociaux de securite publics a partir de la base (French)

This paper describes ways to build public safety nets to complement and extend informal and private institutions. The most effective policies will combine both transfer systems that are sensitive to existing mechanisms and new institutions for providing insurance and credit, and for generating savings. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 25301 FEB 01, 2002

Morduch, Jonathan; Sharma, Manohar Spanish, Russian, English

Strengthening public safety nets from the bottom up (Russian)

This paper describes ways to build public safety nets to complement and extend informal and private institutions. The most effective policies will combine both transfer systems that are sensitive to existing mechanisms and new institutions for providing insurance and credit, and for generating savings. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 25301 JAN 01, 2002

Morduch, Jonathan; Sharma, Manohar Spanish, French, English Disclosed

The World Bank Research Observer 14 (2) (English)

Road funds, user charges, and taxes, by Ken Gwilliam and Zmarak Shalizi. Between the state and the market: can informal insurance patch the safety net? ... See More +

Publication 20350 AUG 31, 1999

Binswanger,Hans P.; Blank,Lorraine R.; Deininger,Klaus W.; Dinar,Ariel; Grosh,Margaret Ellen; Gwilliam,Kenneth M.; Irwin, Timothy; Klein, Michael; Mendelsohn,Robert; Morduch,Jonathan J.; Perry, Guillermo E.; Reilly, John; Shalizi,Zmarak; Thobani,Mateen Disclosed

Between the state and the market : can informal insurance patch the safety net? (English)

Most households in low-income countries deal with economic hardships through informal insurance arrangements between individuals and communities rather than through publicly managed programs or market-provided insurance schemes. ... See More +

Journal Article 76634 AUG 01, 1999

Morduch, Jonathan Disclosed

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Microfinance and economic development (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 WPS8252 Policy Research Working Paper
The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 WPS7786 Policy Research Working Paper
Microfinance tradeoffs : regulation, competition, and financing (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 WPS5086 Policy Research Working Paper
Banks and microbanks (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 WPS5078 Policy Research Working Paper
Does regulatory supervision curtail microfinance profitability and outreach ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 WPS4948 Policy Research Working Paper
The unbanked : evidence from Indonesia (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 77581 Journal Article
Microfinance meets the market (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 WPS4630 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 22 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 54865 Publication
Microfinance games (English)
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JUL 01, 2006 WPS3959 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial performance and outreach : a global analysis of leading microbanks (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 WPS3827 Policy Research Working Paper
Is microfinance an effective strategy to reach the Millennium Development Goals? : Constituye el microfinanciamiento una estrategia eficaz para alcanzar los objetivos de desarrollo del milenio? (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2003 33454 Brief Arabic, French, Chinese, English
Is microfinance an effective strategy to reach the Millennium Development Goals? (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2003 33454 Brief Spanish, Arabic, French, English
Is microfinance an effective strategy to reach the Millennium Development Goals? (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 33454 Brief Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese
Is microfinance an effective strategy to reach the Millennium Development Goals? : La microfinance est elle une strategie efficace pour atteindre les objectifs du millenaire pour le developpement? (French)
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JAN 01, 2003 33454 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, English
Is microfinance an effective strategy to reach the Millennium Development Goals? (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2003 33454 Brief Spanish, French, Chinese, English
Strengthening public safety nets from the bottom up : Redes de seguridad, seguro informal y microfinanzas (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2002 25301 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Russian, French, English
Strengthening public safety nets from the bottom up : Renforcement des filets sociaux de securite publics a partir de la base (French)
See More +
FEB 01, 2002 25301 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, Russian, English
Strengthening public safety nets from the bottom up (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2002 25301 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, French, English
The World Bank Research Observer 14 (2) (English)
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AUG 31, 1999 20350 Publication
Between the state and the market : can informal insurance patch the safety net? (English)
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AUG 01, 1999 76634 Journal Article