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Microfinance in South Asia : toward financial inclusion for the poor (English)

In South Asia, the modern microfinance movement was born in Bangladesh in the 1970s as a response to the prevailing poverty conditions among its vast rural population. ... See More +

Working Paper 79747 DEC 01, 2006

Sinha, Sanjay; Rasmussen, Stephen; Brar, Amit; Sinha, Frances; Ivatury, Gautam; Matin, Imran; Verma, Niraj; Rutherford, Stuart; Hashemi, Syed Disclosed

Scaling up poverty reduction: case studies in microfinance (English)

The CrediAmigo microfinance program mounted by Brazil's Banco do Nordeste (BN) shows how an international financial institution like the World Bank can be a useful catalyst in the development of microfinance retail capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 31164 MAY 27, 2004

Christen, Robert Peck; Cook, Tamara; Zaman, Hassan; Martinez, Herminia; Matin, Imran; Yasmin, Rabeya; Maurer, Klaus; Taber, Lisa; Terberger, Eva; Lepp, Anja; Nyerere, John

Those who leave and those who don't join : Insights from East African microfinance institutions (English)

The present products of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in East Africa explain the high rates of dropout and low outreach. The industry has adopted a small number of very similar imported ideas without adequate local experimentation and understanding of the financial service preferences of the clients. ... See More +

Brief 33445 AUG 01, 2000

Matin, Imran; Helms, Brigit French, Arabic, Spanish Disclosed

Those who leave and those who don't join : Insights from East African microfinance institutions (Arabic)

The present products of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in East Africa explain the high rates of dropout and low outreach. The industry has adopted a small number of very similar imported ideas without adequate local experimentation and understanding of the financial service preferences of the clients. ... See More +

Brief 33445 AUG 01, 2000

Matin, Imran; Helms, Brigit English, French, Spanish Disclosed

Those who leave and those who don't join : Insights from East African microfinance institutions : Los que abandonan y los que no quieren entrar : Ensenanzas de las instituciones de microfinanciamiento de Africa oriental (Spanish)

The present products of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in East Africa explain the high rates of dropout and low outreach. The industry has adopted a small number of very similar imported ideas without adequate local experimentation and understanding of the financial service preferences of the clients. ... See More +

Brief 33445 AUG 01, 2000

Matin, Imran; Helms, Brigit English, French, Arabic Disclosed

Those who leave and those who don't join : Insights from East African microfinance institutions : Institutions de microfinance en Afrique de l'Est : pourquoi des clients en sortent et d'autres n'y entrent pas (French)

The present products of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in East Africa explain the high rates of dropout and low outreach. The industry has adopted a small number of very similar imported ideas without adequate local experimentation and understanding of the financial service preferences of the clients. ... See More +

Brief 33445 AUG 01, 2000

Matin, Imran; Helms, Brigit English, Arabic, Spanish Disclosed