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bKash Bangladesh : a fast start for mobile financial services (English)

The first mobile financial service deployments were launched in Bangladesh in mid-2011, and by the end of 2013 they were being used by 22 percent of the adult population (intermedia 2014) - a fast start for a large country of 160 million inhabitants. ... See More +

Brief 90952 JUL 01, 2014

Chen, Gregory; Rasmussen, Stephen Disclosed

Kenya - The Jipange KuSave experiment in Kenya (English)

Two trends in financial inclusion that are widely discussed today are the development of savings products designed specifically for poor clients and the ability to deliver financial products over the mobile phone. ... See More +

Brief 75154 OCT 01, 2012

Rotman, Sarah; Ferrand, David; Rasmussen, Stephen Disclosed

The pursuit of complete financial inclusion : the KGFS model in India (English)

Alakudi is a remote farming village near the southernmost tip of India in Tamil Nadu State. It would take 30 minutes or more by foot to reach the nearest dilapidated bank branch, though most Alakudi residents have never bothered to make the trip. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89805 MAY 01, 2012

Ananth, Bindu ; Chen, Gregory ; Rasmussen, Stephen Spanish Disclosed

The pursuit of complete financial inclusion : the KGFS model in India : La búsqueda de la inclusión financiera completa El modelo de KGFS en India (Spanish)

Alakudi is a remote farming village near the southernmost tip of India in Tamil Nadu State. It would take 30 minutes or more by foot to reach the nearest dilapidated bank branch, though most Alakudi residents have never bothered to make the trip. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89805 MAY 01, 2012

Ananth, Bindu ; Chen, Gregory ; Rasmussen, Stephen English Disclosed

Indian Microfinance Goes Public : the SKS Initial Public Offering : La microfinance indienne entre en Bourse : ouverture du capital de SKS (French)

SKS, the largest microfinance institution (MFI) in India, opened its IPO on July 28, 2010, forging the way for other Indian MFIs to follow. The IPO valued SKS at 4.2 times its post-issue book value and 40 times its fiscal year 2010 earnings, making it consistent with the best performing Indian banks, but high compared with publicly listed low-income finance institutions. ... See More +

Brief 82618 SEP 01, 2010

Chen, Greg; Rasmussen, Stephen; Reille, Xavier; Rozas, Daniel English Disclosed

Indian Microfinance Goes Public : the SKS Initial Public Offering (English)

SKS, the largest microfinance institution (MFI) in India, opened its IPO on July 28, 2010, forging the way for other Indian MFIs to follow. The IPO valued SKS at 4.2 times its post-issue book value and 40 times its fiscal year 2010 earnings, making it consistent with the best performing Indian banks, but high compared with publicly listed low-income finance institutions. ... See More +

Brief 82618 SEP 01, 2010

Chen, Greg; Rasmussen, Stephen; Reille, Xavier; Rozas, Daniel French Disclosed

Growth and vulnerabilities in microfinance (English)

This focus note begins by briefly telling the story of recent growth in the four countries leading into the credit delinquency crises. The second section describes the key contextual factors that affected the severity and spread of the crises. ... See More +

Brief 56627 FEB 01, 2010

Chen, Greg; Rasmussen, Stephen; Reille, Xavier Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French Disclosed

Growth and vulnerabilities in microfinance (Russian)

This focus note begins by briefly telling the story of recent growth in the four countries leading into the credit delinquency crises. The second section describes the key contextual factors that affected the severity and spread of the crises. ... See More +

Brief 56627 FEB 01, 2010

Chen, Greg; Rasmussen, Stephen; Reille, Xavier Spanish, Arabic, French, English Disclosed

Growth and vulnerabilities in microfinance (Arabic)

This focus note begins by briefly telling the story of recent growth in the four countries leading into the credit delinquency crises. The second section describes the key contextual factors that affected the severity and spread of the crises. ... See More +

Brief 56627 FEB 01, 2010

Chen, Greg; Rasmussen, Stephen; Reille, Xavier Spanish, Russian, French, English Disclosed

Growth and vulnerabilities in microfinance : Crecimiento y vulnerabilidades en microfinanzas (Spanish)

This focus note begins by briefly telling the story of recent growth in the four countries leading into the credit delinquency crises. The second section describes the key contextual factors that affected the severity and spread of the crises. ... See More +

Brief 56627 FEB 01, 2010

Chen, Greg; Rasmussen, Stephen; Reille, Xavier Arabic, Russian, French, English Disclosed

Growth and vulnerabilities in microfinance : Croissance et vulnerabilities en microfinance (French)

This focus note begins by briefly telling the story of recent growth in the four countries leading into the credit delinquency crises. The second section describes the key contextual factors that affected the severity and spread of the crises. ... See More +

Brief 56627 FEB 01, 2010

Chen, Greg; Rasmussen, Stephen; Reille, Xavier Spanish, Arabic, Russian, English Disclosed

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

Economics and governance of nongovernmental organizations in Bangladesh (English)

This report shows that Bangladesh has made striking progress on a range of social indicators over the last 15 years, an achievement widely credited to the country's pluralist service provision regime. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38291 APR 16, 2006

Alamgir,Dewan; Annamalai,Nagavalli; Appasamy,Irajen; Hasan,Mirza Hamid; Hossain,Naomi Therese; Khan,Safi Rahman; Matsaert, Frank; Rasmussen,Stephen F.; Zaman,Hassan; Zannath,Suraiya Disclosed

Rural finance in Afghanistan and the challenge of the opium economy (English)

The workshop was intended to explore and address the issue of opium credit and indebtedness as well as the development of rural finance more generally and the role of national development programs in this regard. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33275 DEC 13, 2004

Zia, Mohammad Ehsan; Radcliffe, David; Ward, Christopher; Byrd, William; Goeldner, Karri A.; Kloeppinger-Todd, Renate; Maimbo, Samuel; Mansfield, David; Pearce, Douglas; Rasmussen, Stephen; Zeballos, Erick Disclosed

Pakistan: scaling up rural support programs (English)

Pakistan's Rural Support Program (RSP) movement pioneered bottom-up, community-driven development using a flexible, autonomous, politically neutral approach, which has been replicated successfully. ... See More +

Working Paper 30833 MAY 01, 2004

Rasmussen, Stephen; Piracha, M. Mujtaba; Bajwa, Rashid; Malik, Abdul; Mansoor, Aadil

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bKash Bangladesh : a fast start for mobile financial services (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90952 Brief
Kenya - The Jipange KuSave experiment in Kenya (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 75154 Brief
The pursuit of complete financial inclusion : the KGFS model in India (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 89805 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish
The pursuit of complete financial inclusion : the KGFS model in India : La búsqueda de la inclusión financiera completa El modelo de KGFS en India (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2012 89805 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Indian Microfinance Goes Public : the SKS Initial Public Offering : La microfinance indienne entre en Bourse : ouverture du capital de SKS (French)
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SEP 01, 2010 82618 Brief English
Indian Microfinance Goes Public : the SKS Initial Public Offering (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 82618 Brief French
Growth and vulnerabilities in microfinance (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 56627 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French
Growth and vulnerabilities in microfinance (Russian)
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FEB 01, 2010 56627 Brief Spanish, Arabic, French, English
Growth and vulnerabilities in microfinance (Arabic)
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FEB 01, 2010 56627 Brief Spanish, Russian, French, English
Growth and vulnerabilities in microfinance : Crecimiento y vulnerabilidades en microfinanzas (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2010 56627 Brief Arabic, Russian, French, English
Growth and vulnerabilities in microfinance : Croissance et vulnerabilities en microfinance (French)
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FEB 01, 2010 56627 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Russian, English
Microfinance in South Asia : toward financial inclusion for the poor (English)
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DEC 01, 2006 79747 Working Paper
Economics and governance of nongovernmental organizations in Bangladesh (English)
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APR 16, 2006 38291 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rural finance in Afghanistan and the challenge of the opium economy (English)
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DEC 13, 2004 33275 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Pakistan: scaling up rural support programs (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 30833 Working Paper