Outreach and Mission Drift in Microfinance: An Interpretation of the New Trend
AbstractThis paper presents a theoretical description of some of the recent developments in the financial programs offered by microfinance institutions (MFIs). We show that even under for-profit MFIs, there is not necessarily a crowding out of the poorest microentrepreneurs, and that MFIs may optimally choose to offer both joint liability contracts (to poor borrowers) and individual liability contracts (to wealthier borrowers).
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Volume (Year): 33 (2013)
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Individual liability lending; joint liability lending; outreach; mission drift; for-profit microfinance institutions;
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- D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
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