Digital Transformation of MFIs: Analysis of the Progress in Latin America

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Click image to download (spanish only) Digital Transformation of MFIs: Analysis of the Progress in Latin America (only in Spanish) Technology has disrupted practically all human activities. The way we...

Study of Desertion of Microfinance Clients – Bolivia

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Click image to download (spanish only) Study of Desertion of Microfinance Clients - Bolivia The “Global Microscope” published annually by the prestigious magazine The Economist, with the support, among others,...

Do Clients Still Matter?

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Click image to download Do Clients Still Matter? A very important contribution of the microfinance revolution has been the creation of long-term client relationships. The value of such relationships has...

Microfinance Revolution or Footnote?

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Click image to download Microfinance Revolution or Footnote?: The Future of Microfinance Over the Next Ten Years Most foundations and development finance institutions have moved on from microfinance in search...

Women and Leadership in IMF

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Click image to download (spanish only) Women and Leadership in IMF This study discusses economic benefits in including women in the corporate governance of MFIs. However, internal, external, social and...

Crossing the Boarder – Microfinance Institutions that Invested in the SME Credit Market

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Click image to download (spanish only) Crossing the Boarder - Microfinance Institutions that Invested in the SME Credit Market The microfinance industry today is about much more than microcredits now...

Corporate Governance in Microfinance Institutions

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Click image to download Corporate Governance in Microfinance Institutions As microfinance institutions (MFIs) scale up and commercialize, proper MFI governance becomes increasingly important. The Board of directors is ultimately responsible...

AfriCap Governance

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Click image to download AfriCap Governance This study authored by Grassroots Capital Management and sponsored by Calmeadow, the Financial Inclusion Equity Fund, Norfund, and Fintech Africa, aims at assessing how...

Public Credit Registries and Bureaus in LAC

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Click image to download Public Credit Registries, Credit Bureaus, and the Microfinance Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean After many years of successfully integrating themselves into the financial system,...

U.S. Microfinance at the Crossroads

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Click image to download U.S. Microfinance at the Crossroads: Scale and Sustainability - Can Lessons From International Experience Help Guide the U.S. Sector? The idea for this report came from...

Role Reversal Revisited

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Click image to download Role Reversal Revisited: Are Public Development Institutions Still Crowding Out Private Investment in Microfinance? In little more than 20 years, microcredit has grown into a $100...

Weathering the Storm

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Click image to download Weathering the Storm: Hazards, Beacons, and Life Rafts Lessons in Microfinance Crisis Survival from Those Who Have Been There The years 2009-2010 were watersheds for the...

Microfinance in Mexico

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Click image to download (spanish only) Microfinance in Mexico (spanish only) The Mexican microfinance market is a complex market. There is vast interest in understanding, in simple terms, this complex...

Failures in Microfinance

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Click image to download Failures in Microfinance: Lessons Learned from Failed Experiences in Latin America It is impressive how the microcredit industry has changed since its humble beginnings just 40...

Aligning Interests

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Click image to download Aligning Interests: Addressing Management and Stakeholder Incentives During Microfinance Institution Transformations The idea for this paper arose from the experience of microfinance investors reflecting on failed...

Cautious Resilience

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Click image to download Cautious Resilience: The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Latin American and Caribbean Microfinance Institutions The international financial crisis was quick to affect the financial...

Microfinance and Capital Markets

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Click image to download Microfinance and Capital Markets: The Initial Listing/Public Offering of Four Leading Institutions This paper examines the initial public offerings (IPOs) or listings of four leading microfinance...

Role Reversal

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Click image to download Role Reversal: Are Public Development Institutions Crowding Out Private Investment in Microfinance? The rapid emergence of a large number of foreign private lenders is one of...