Efficiency Analysis of Micro-finance Institutions in Pakistan
AbstractMicrofinance collectively refers to the supply of loans, savings accounts, and other basic financial services like insurance, to the poor. About one billion people globally live in households with per capita incomes of one dollar per day (Morduch J. 1999). Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) are special financial institutions. They have both a social nature and a for-profit nature. Their performance has been traditionally measured by means of financial ratios. The objective of the study has been to estimate the efficiency of microfinance institutions in Pakistan. Non parametric Data Envelopment analysis has been used to analyze the efficiency of these institutions by using data for the year 2003 and 2007 respectively. Both input oriented and output oriented methods have been considered under the assumption of constant return to scale technologies and microfinance should provide services on sustainable basis. A microfinance institution is said to be financially sustainable if it without the use of subsidies, grants, or other concessional resources, it can profitably provide finance to micro enterprises on an acceptable scale.
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DEA; Efficiency; Microfinance; Pakistan;
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- D53 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Financial Markets
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-11-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2011-11-07 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-EFF-2011-11-07 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-HME-2011-11-07 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-MFD-2011-11-07 (Microfinance)
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