ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Microfinance

Special Issues
Microfinance is making a significant contribution to both the savings and borrowings of the poor in the country. The main use of microcredit is for direct investment. While the presence of...
When the Self-Help Group Initiative was launched to provide the poor with access to formal financial services, it was somehow expected that cooperatives would step in to provide these services...
The South African case substantiates the efforts taken by an economy characterised by significant social and economic divides to bring previously excluded population segments into the mainstream...
A significant feature of microfinance in India is that it has been built upon the existing banking infrastructure. In the process, it has obviated the need for the creation of a new institutional set...
For historical reasons, and in order to minimise search costs, areas sending out migrants tend to specialise in particular destinations. Once the number of migrants from any particular area of origin...
Despite substantial efforts and a vast network of rural banks, the rural poor still have very little access to formal finance, and informal lending remains strong. Over the past decade new...
Upscaling the provision of microfinance on the strength of its performance, measured primarily in terms of the repayment rates and financial sustainability indicators of a handful of microfinance...
Since the early 1990s, there have been many significant state initiatives in the institutional and policy spheres to facilitate access to financial services by more poverty-stricken groups. This...
Deposits are foundations upon which banks thrive and grow. The twin objectives of a commercial bank, i e, acquiring deposits and advancing credit cannot be attained without good banking habits of the...
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