Funding to the microfinance sector: Review of options

The Indian microfinance sector has seen a series of rapid changes in the past decade.

A Randomized Evaluation of Financial Services in Tamil Nadu

A recent report titled “Latest findings from Randomized Evaluations of microfinance” by Jonathan Bauchet, Cristoball Marshall, Laura Starita, Jeanette Thomas and Anna Yalouris, throws a lot of interesting insights…

Microfinance: Translating Research into Practice – Conference

RBI’s College of Agricultural Banking together with the Centre for Micro Finance, IFMR Research will host their fifth annual conference, “Microfinance: Translating Research into Practice” on January 9th and 10th…

Analysis of SHG Bank Linkage Programme (SBLP) in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh government while promulgating the MFI Ordinance also stated that it has a mandate to disburse INR 100,000 crores bank loans to SHG women members by 2014…

Financial Inclusion in the Hills

Including the poor into the formal financial system has been hard despite numerous and sustained efforts. The difficulty in achieving inclusion attains a whole new meaning in hills and…

Thoughts from the CMF-CAB Conference

Last week I attended a conference titled “Microfinance: Translating Research into Practice”, hosted by the Centre for Microfinance in partnership with the College of Agricultural Banking (CAB) in Pune.

The Miracle of Microfinance – An Evaluation

The miracle that microfinance is thought to be was subjected to a randomized evaluation in a study which was a result of a research partnership between MIT and the…