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Agriculture and adaptation to climate change: the role of insurance in risk management: the case of Colombia
H. García Romero; A. Molina / Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2016
Insurance can potentially play an important role in climate change adaptation for rural households in developing countries as part of the overall climate change adaptation strategy. However, agricultural insurance markets have many ma...
Does microcredit reduce gender gap in employment? An application of decomposition analysis to Egypt
M.E.H. Arouri; N.V. Cuong / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2016
Although gender equality has received a great deal of attention from policymakers as well as researchers, there is still as a large gap between men and women in labor market, especially in Arab societies. ...
Transforming Land Bank into a microfinance development institution
M.B. Lamberte / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
The economic crisis, which has put the Philippines under severe stress, is a stark reminder that the country’s economy has remained fragile despite the respectable growth realized during the first half of the 1990s. Official sta...
Making women’s work visible: finance for rural women
Women's World Banking 2014
Globally more than one billion women have no interaction with a bank or financial service provider. Rural women face unique challenges and limitations. They have, on average, lower levels of literacy and education than men, and genera...
Spotlight on publications: Latin American microfinance
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
The following selection of documents presented in this Spotlight some of the key publications focusing on the microfinance sector in Latin America. Addressing a variety of issues related to microfinance in the region, and highlighting...
In-depth analysis on the access to and suitability of the loans
M.C.V. Manlagnit / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2004
Earlier studies on microfinance in the Philippines focused more on financial management of cooperatives as well as on the macrostructure and performance of MFIs. However, since the financial sustainability and outreach indicators do n...
Integrating gender perspectives in evaluating the efficiency of COFI: the case of credit cooperatives in the Philippines
M.C.V. Manlagnit; M.B. Lamberte / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2003
Over the last several years, a number of studies on group-based lending programs have examined the issue of empowering women through greater access to finance. This paper first examines the extent of cost and profit inefficienc...
Poverty and access to microfinance with gender dimension
M.B. Lamberte; M.C.V. Manlagnit / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2003
Although admittedly still small relative to the size of the entire domestic financial market, the Philippine microfinance market has been developing quite rapidly in the last few years. This paper examines the development of mi...
Microfinance market trends in Latin America and the Caribbean 2008-2013
R. Martínez / Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2014
This report uses a sample which includes data from 58 institutions from December 31 of each year between 2008 and 2013, representing 59% of the total borrowers and 62% of the gross loan portfolio of the region regularly reporting to M...
Social efficiency in Peruvian microfinance institutions: a semi-parametric approach
G. Aguilar; J. Claussen 2014
Social efficiency refers to the capacity of MFIs to produce more social outputs — number of poor clients and women served — without using more resources. This study aims to assess the social efficiency of microfinance inst...
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Agriculture and adaptation to climate change: the role of insurance in risk management: the case of Colombia
H. García Romero; A. Molina / Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2016
Insurance can potentially play an important role in climate change adaptation for rural households in developing countries as part of the overall climate change adaptation strategy. However, agricultural insurance markets have many ma...
Does microcredit reduce gender gap in employment? An application of decomposition analysis to Egypt
M.E.H. Arouri; N.V. Cuong / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2016
Although gender equality has received a great deal of attention from policymakers as well as researchers, there is still as a large gap between men and women in labor market, especially in Arab societies. ...
Transforming Land Bank into a microfinance development institution
M.B. Lamberte / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
The economic crisis, which has put the Philippines under severe stress, is a stark reminder that the country’s economy has remained fragile despite the respectable growth realized during the first half of the 1990s. Official sta...
Making women’s work visible: finance for rural women
Women's World Banking 2014
Globally more than one billion women have no interaction with a bank or financial service provider. Rural women face unique challenges and limitations. They have, on average, lower levels of literacy and education than men, and genera...
Spotlight on publications: Latin American microfinance
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
The following selection of documents presented in this Spotlight some of the key publications focusing on the microfinance sector in Latin America. Addressing a variety of issues related to microfinance in the region, and highlighting...
In-depth analysis on the access to and suitability of the loans
M.C.V. Manlagnit / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2004
Earlier studies on microfinance in the Philippines focused more on financial management of cooperatives as well as on the macrostructure and performance of MFIs. However, since the financial sustainability and outreach indicators do n...
Integrating gender perspectives in evaluating the efficiency of COFI: the case of credit cooperatives in the Philippines
M.C.V. Manlagnit; M.B. Lamberte / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2003
Over the last several years, a number of studies on group-based lending programs have examined the issue of empowering women through greater access to finance. This paper first examines the extent of cost and profit inefficienc...
Poverty and access to microfinance with gender dimension
M.B. Lamberte; M.C.V. Manlagnit / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2003
Although admittedly still small relative to the size of the entire domestic financial market, the Philippine microfinance market has been developing quite rapidly in the last few years. This paper examines the development of mi...
Microfinance market trends in Latin America and the Caribbean 2008-2013
R. Martínez / Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2014
This report uses a sample which includes data from 58 institutions from December 31 of each year between 2008 and 2013, representing 59% of the total borrowers and 62% of the gross loan portfolio of the region regularly reporting to M...
Social efficiency in Peruvian microfinance institutions: a semi-parametric approach
G. Aguilar; J. Claussen 2014
Social efficiency refers to the capacity of MFIs to produce more social outputs — number of poor clients and women served — without using more resources. This study aims to assess the social efficiency of microfinance inst...
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Arc Finance
Arc Finance is a global non-profit that brings together practitioners, funders, pro-poor enterprises, and end-users to develop solutions for access to finance for clean energy and water.
Centre for Micro Finance, India (CMF)
The Centre for Micro Finance aims to improve the accessibility and quality of financial services for the poor through rigorous research, knowledge dissemination and evidence-based policy outreach. Most CMF research projects entail the collection of primary data via survey instruments. Once CMF data sets are cleaned and analyzed they are made publicly available online and can be accessible via...
India Post
Indian Government department running postal services, part of  Department of Post, Ministry of Communications & IT.
Pro Mujer
Pro Mujer is an international women’s development and microfinance organization whose mission is to provide Latin America’s poor women with the means to build livelihoods for themselves and futures for their families through microfinance, business training, and healthcare support. Pro Mujer fights poverty by establishing sustainable microfinance organizations that provide an...
Global Information on MicroInsurance
GIMI, Internet platform of the STEP programme (Strategies and Tools against social Exclusion and Poverty) of the International Labour Office (ILO) bringing together actors from around the world, aiming at raising their knowledge of microinsurance and more general the extension of social security. GIMI provides resources and services (guides, training, software, workspaces, knowledge map) to suppor...
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