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Title: Canadian journal of development studies, v. 29, no. 1-2, 2009, special issue : microfinance; efficiency & governance in an international perspective
Other Titles: Revue canadienne d'études du développement, v. 29, no. 1-2, 2009, numéro spécial : microfinance; perspectives internationales sur l'efficience et la gouvernance
Microfinance : efficiency & governance in an international perspective
Microfinance : perspectives internationales sur l'efficience et la gouvernance
Authors: Canadian Association for the Study of International Development
University of Ottawa
Gueyié, Jean-Pierre
Fischer, Klaus P.
Rempel, Henry
Srivastava, Prachi
Tanimoune, Nasser Ary
Keywords: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
MICROECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
EFFICIENCY
GOVERNANCE
BANKS
CREDIT COOPERATIVES
WOMEN
POVERTY
RURAL AREAS
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
GERMANY
SOUTH AMERICA
AFRICA
PHILIPPINES
Date: 2009
Publisher: Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, Ottawa, ON, CA
Abstract: This special issue analyzes governance mechanisms and efficiency of "market-based' microfinance institutions (MFIs) with a focus on "mutual type" MFIs. There is a delicate equilibrium between mutual and capitalist ownership, the two predominant forms of ownership, with shifts in both directions occurring continuously. The first four papers are mainly theoretical; the next four are contextual studies of agency problems and efficiency in financial cooperatives in some of the countries that participated in the "Microfinance: A Market Approach" research program. The final paper deals with the measurement of the impact of MFIs on household poverty levels.
Description: Some text in French
Abstracts in English and French
Co-published by: University of Ottawa
ISSN: 0225-5189
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/43391
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Project Number: 104587
Project Title: CASID and Canadian Journal of Development Studies : Organizational Strengthening 2007-2010
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