by: Joanna Ledgerwood
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Microfinance is not simply banking; it is a development tool. It has
been estimated that there are 500 million economically active poor
people in the world operating microenterprises and small businesses.
Most of them do not have access to adequate financial services. The
purpose of this Handbook is to bring together in a single source
guiding principles and tools that will promote sustainable microfinance
and create viable institutions. The Handbook takes a global
perspective, drawing on lessons learned from the experiences of
microfinance practitioners, donors, and others throughout the
world.This volume covers extensively matters pertaining to the
regulatory and policy framework and the essential components of
institutional capacity building, such as product design, performance
measuring and monitoring, and management of microfinance
institutions.The handbook has three parts.
Issues in Microfinance Provision - Part I, takes a macroeconomic
perspective toward general microfinance issues and is primarily
Designing and Monitoring Financial Products and Services - Part
II, narrows its focus to the provision of financial intermediation,
taking a more technical approach and moving progressively toward more
specific (or micro) issues.
Measuring Performance and Managing Viability - Part III, is the
most technical part of the handbook, focusing primarily on assessing
the viability of microfinance institutions.
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