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Depth of outreach and financial sustainability of microfinance institutions

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  • Shakil Quayes

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The primary justification for subsidizing Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) is their enhancement of social welfare by extending credit to the poor households. Therefore, recent emphasis on their financial self-sufficiency has created concern, that this may adversely affect the mission of social outreach. Utilizing data from 702 MFIs operating in 83 countries, this study shows empirical evidence of a positive complementary relationship between financial sustainability and depth of outreach.

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  • Shakil Quayes, 2012. "Depth of outreach and financial sustainability of microfinance institutions," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(26), pages 3421-3433, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:44:y:2012:i:26:p:3421-3433
    DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2011.577016
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