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Microfinance Social Performance:A Global Empirical Study

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  • MARR, Ana
  • AWAWORYI, Sefa

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Over the years, microfinance has been purported to have experienced enormous progress and is seen to contribute towards poverty reduction by extending finance to people previously excluded from formal financial markets. However, the question on how microfinance social performance is assessed remains unresolved. The paper develops an original social performance rating for 878 microfinance institutions (MFIs), across all geographic regions in the world for a period of 11 years (2000-2010). Furthermore, the paper investigates whether or not the age, assets, regulation status, loans per loan officers, as well as the profit status of MFIs affect MFIs’ ability to perform socially.

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  • MARR, Ana & AWAWORYI, Sefa, 2012. "Microfinance Social Performance:A Global Empirical Study," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 12(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:aeinde:v:12:y:2012:i:2_4
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    Microfinance; social performance; measurement index;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics

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