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Microfinance and competition for external funding

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  • Ghosh, Suman
  • Van Tassel, Eric
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    In this paper we examine a one-period model in which poverty minimizing microfinance lenders must raise external funding from a profit maximizing investor. Assuming that the lenders vary in their operating costs, we find that competition between lenders for external funds can lead to higher aggregate poverty reduction.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 168-170

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:2:p:168-170

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    Keywords: Microfinance Mission drift Competition;

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    1. Ly, Pierre & Mason, Geri, 2012. "Competition Between Microfinance NGOs: Evidence from Kiva," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(3), pages 643-655.

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