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CGAP occasional papers

April 1998 - September 2011

 

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) occasional paper series presents and analyze original research. They often serve as technical guides for practitioners on key financial inclusion operational topics.

 

Some issues are available in Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese.

 

 

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Too much microcredit? A survey of the evidence on over-indebtedness : Trop de microcredits? Une enquete sur la realite du surendettement (French)

Microcredit has long had an enviable repayment record; levels of delinquency and default have been very low. But more recently, collection problems have appeared in some major markets. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 64980 SEP 01, 2011

Schicks, Jessica; Rosenberg, Richard English Disclosed

Too much microcredit? A survey of the evidence on over-indebtedness (English)

Microcredit has long had an enviable repayment record; levels of delinquency and default have been very low. But more recently, collection problems have appeared in some major markets. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 64980 SEP 01, 2011

Schicks, Jessica; Rosenberg, Richard French Disclosed

Is there a business case for small savers? : Quels sont les arguments commerciaux en faveur du service aux petits epargnants? (French)

This study examines quantitatively whether or not small savers defined here as the half of all savings clients of a microfinance institution (MFI) with the smallest deposit account balances, contribute to or undermine the sustainability of the MFI. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 64981 SEP 18, 2010

Westley, Glenn D.; Palomas, Xavier Martin Spanish, English Disclosed

Is there a business case for small savers? (English)

This study examines quantitatively whether or not small savers defined here as the half of all savings clients of a microfinance institution (MFI) with the smallest deposit account balances, contribute to or undermine the sustainability of the MFI. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 64981 SEP 01, 2010

Westley, Glenn D.; Palomas, Xavier Martin Spanish, French Disclosed

Is there a business case for small savers? : Existe un argumento empresarial a favor de los pequenos ahorradores? (Spanish)

This study examines quantitatively whether or not small savers defined here as the half of all savings clients of a microfinance institution (MFI) with the smallest deposit account balances, contribute to or undermine the sustainability of the MFI. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 64981 SEP 01, 2010

Westley, Glenn D.; Palomas, Xavier Martin French, English Disclosed

Microfinance foreign exchange facilities : performance and prospects (English)

Foreign capital investment in microfinance has been booming over the past four years. Commercial cross-border debt and equity invested in microfinance surpassed US$11 billion in 2009, representing an estimated 20 percent of the funding base for specialized microfinance providers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56602 APR 01, 2010

Apgar, David; Reille, Xavier Disclosed

All eyes on asset quality : microfinance global valuation survey 2010 (English)

The past year held many challenges for microfinance: not since the Asian crisis of the late 1990s has the sector faced a more difficult economic environment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56601 MAR 01, 2010

Reille, Xavier; Kneiding, Christoph; Rozas, Daniel; Morgan, J.P.; O'Donohoe, Nick; Rozeira de Mariz, Frederic Disclosed

The new moneylenders : are the poor being exploited by high microcredit interest rates? (English)

Over the past two decades, institutions that make micro loans to low-income borrowers in developing and transition economies have focused increasingly on making their lending operations financially sustainable by charging interest rates that are high enough to cover all their costs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47957 FEB 01, 2009

Rosenberg, Richard; Gonzalez, Adrian; Narain, Sushma; Arabic Disclosed

Shedding light on microfinance equity valuation : past and present (English)

Micro-finance institutions (MFIs) will certainly be affected by the financial crisis ricocheting across the globe, but the authors believe that the sector is fundamentally sound. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47956 FEB 01, 2009

O'Donohoe, Nicholas P.; Frederic, Rozeira de Mariz; Littlefield, Elizabeth; Reille, Xavier; Kneiding, Christoph; Arabic Disclosed

Transforming NGO MFIs : critical ownership issues to consider (English)

In most cases of transformation, nongovernmental organization (NGO) microfinance institutions (MFIs) have two primary objectives: (i) to provide clients with a range of financial services beyond credit, including savings and transfer services; and (ii) to increase access to capital, whether through commercial borrowings, deposits, raising equity, or all three. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44890 JUN 01, 2008

Lauer, Kate Disclosed

Sustainability of self-help groups in India : two analyses (English)

The self-help group (SHG) model is the dominant form of microfinance in India. SHGs have grown explosively in recent years. It is reported that by March 2006, 2.23 million SHGs were reaching about 33 million members. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 40961 AUG 01, 2007

Rosenberg, Richard; Isern, Jennifer; Prakash, L.B.; Pillai, Anuradha; Hashemi, Syed; Christen, Robert Peck Spanish, French Disclosed

Sustainability of self-help groups in India : two analyses : Deux analyses de la viabilite des SHG en Inde (French)

The self-help group (SHG) model is the dominant form of microfinance in India. SHGs have grown explosively in recent years. It is reported that by March 2006, 2.23 million SHGs were reaching about 33 million members. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 40961 AUG 01, 2007

Rosenberg, Richard; Isern, Jennifer; Prakash, L.B.; Pillai, Anuradha; Hashemi, Syed; Christen, Robert Peck Spanish, English Disclosed

Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (Chinese)

Globally, 1.2 billion people are extremely poor surviving on less than one dollar a day and three-quarters live in rural areas. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34124 AUG 01, 2005

Peck Christen, Robert; Pearce, Douglas; Acevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh; Reinsch, Myka; Ayee, George; Rubio, Frank; de Vletter, Fion Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, English Disclosed

Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model : Gestion de riesgos y diseno de productos para las microfinanzas agricolas : caracteristicas de un modelo emergente (Spanish)

Globally, 1.2 billion people are extremely poor surviving on less than one dollar a day and three-quarters live in rural areas. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34124 AUG 01, 2005

Peck Christen, Robert; Pearce, Douglas; Acevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh; Reinsch, Myka; Ayee, George; Rubio, Frank; de Vletter, Fion Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (English)

Globally, 1.2 billion people are extremely poor surviving on less than one dollar a day and three-quarters live in rural areas. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34124 AUG 01, 2005

Peck Christen, Robert; Pearce, Douglas; Acevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh; Reinsch, Myka; Ayee, George; Rubio, Frank; de Vletter, Fion Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (Russian)

Globally, 1.2 billion people are extremely poor surviving on less than one dollar a day and three-quarters live in rural areas. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34124 AUG 01, 2005

Peck Christen, Robert; Pearce, Douglas; Acevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh; Reinsch, Myka; Ayee, George; Rubio, Frank; de Vletter, Fion Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model : Microfinance agricole : gerer les risques et concevoir des produits adaptes - les caracteristiques d'un modele emergent (French)

Globally, 1.2 billion people are extremely poor surviving on less than one dollar a day and three-quarters live in rural areas. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34124 AUG 01, 2005

Peck Christen, Robert; Pearce, Douglas; Acevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh; Reinsch, Myka; Ayee, George; Rubio, Frank; de Vletter, Fion Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, English Disclosed

Crafting a money transfers strategy : guidance for pro-poor financial service providers (Chinese)

Although much has been written about the benefits that money transfers could bring to pro-poor financial service providers and their clients, relatively little information is available on how they might enter the money transfer market. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33480 MAR 01, 2005

Isern, Jennifer; Deshpande, Rani; Van Doorn, Judith Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, English Disclosed

Interest rate ceilings and microfinance : the story so far (English)

The high interest rates charged by many microfinance institutions (MFIs) have attracted the attention of policy makers throughout the world. Several concerns have been raised: Why do institutions that set out to help the poor charge such high rates? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33479 SEP 01, 2004

Helms, Brigit; Reille, Xavier Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

Interest rate ceilings and microfinance : the story so far : Tetos aos juros nas microfinancas : um olhar sobre a questao (Portuguese)

The high interest rates charged by many microfinance institutions (MFIs) have attracted the attention of policy makers throughout the world. Several concerns have been raised: Why do institutions that set out to help the poor charge such high rates? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33479 SEP 01, 2004

Helms, Brigit; Reille, Xavier Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

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Too much microcredit? A survey of the evidence on over-indebtedness : Trop de microcredits? Une enquete sur la realite du surendettement (French)
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SEP 01, 2011 64980 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Too much microcredit? A survey of the evidence on over-indebtedness (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 64980 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Is there a business case for small savers? : Quels sont les arguments commerciaux en faveur du service aux petits epargnants? (French)
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SEP 18, 2010 64981 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, English
Is there a business case for small savers? (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 64981 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, French
Is there a business case for small savers? : Existe un argumento empresarial a favor de los pequenos ahorradores? (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2010 64981 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French, English
Microfinance foreign exchange facilities : performance and prospects (English)
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APR 01, 2010 56602 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
All eyes on asset quality : microfinance global valuation survey 2010 (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 56601 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The new moneylenders : are the poor being exploited by high microcredit interest rates? (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 47957 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Arabic
Shedding light on microfinance equity valuation : past and present (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 47956 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Arabic
Transforming NGO MFIs : critical ownership issues to consider (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 44890 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sustainability of self-help groups in India : two analyses (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 40961 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, French
Sustainability of self-help groups in India : two analyses : Deux analyses de la viabilite des SHG en Inde (French)
See More +
AUG 01, 2007 40961 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, English
Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (Chinese)
See More +
AUG 01, 2005 34124 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, English
Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model : Gestion de riesgos y diseno de productos para las microfinanzas agricolas : caracteristicas de un modelo emergente (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2005 34124 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English
Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 34124 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese
Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (Russian)
See More +
AUG 01, 2005 34124 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese, English
Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model : Microfinance agricole : gerer les risques et concevoir des produits adaptes - les caracteristiques d'un modele emergent (French)
See More +
AUG 01, 2005 34124 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, English
Crafting a money transfers strategy : guidance for pro-poor financial service providers (Chinese)
See More +
MAR 01, 2005 33480 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, English
Interest rate ceilings and microfinance : the story so far (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2004 33479 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese
Interest rate ceilings and microfinance : the story so far : Tetos aos juros nas microfinancas : um olhar sobre a questao (Portuguese)
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SEP 01, 2004 33479 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English