Poverty Outreach in Southern and Northern Ghana
AbstractThis paper examines financial sustainability and social outreach determinants of microfinance institutions’ (MFIs) performance in the Southern and Northern parts of Ghana using the Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR) as the estimation technique. Results suggest that although MFIs in both parts of Ghana are profit-driven, they are expected to improve poverty outreach as they expand their clientele.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida with number 142987.
Date of creation: 2013
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Microfinance institution; Ghana; SUR; Financial sustainability; Social (poverty) outreach; Agricultural Finance; Community/Rural/Urban Development; G20; G21;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AFR-2013-02-16 (Africa)
- NEP-ALL-2013-02-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2013-02-16 (Development)
- NEP-MFD-2013-02-16 (Microfinance)
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