Sage Publications has recently published its latest report on the Microfinance Sector in India titled Microfinance India – State of the Sector Report 2008.
It is a comprehensive one-stop document that provides the latest data and a holistic view of the sector, combines analysis and description and integrates a variety of topics hitherto treated separately.
Having glanced through it , I would highly recommend it to anyone who want a bird’s eye view of the sector along with latest statistics and developments.It also has some exclusive interviews with senior level government policy makers.
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You can buy it any of the Crossword Bookstores across India.
You can buy it online in India at Sage Publications India
International readers can buy the book at Sage Publications UK
Microfinance India : State of Sector Report 2008
Author : N SRINIVASAN
Published : November 2008
Pages : 176
Cost : (INR) Rs 695
ISBN : 9788178299464
About the Book
Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report, 2008 is a part of a series of annual reports on the microfinance sector in India which seeks to document developments, clarify issues, publicise studies, stimulate research, identify policy choices, generate understanding and enhance support for the sector. It is a comprehensive one-stop document that provides the latest data and a holistic view of the sector, combines analysis and description and integrates a variety of topics hitherto treated separately.
The book highlights recent developments in Self Help Groups (SHGs) and SHG Bank Linkage Programme (SBLPs), and focuses on microfinance with regard to the investment scenario in India. It also deals with the burgeoning field of urban microfinance, developments in micro-insurance, and the impact of new technologies on the microfinance sector.
Additionally, it recognises the high demands which the state makes on microfinance institutions and discusses the need and relevance of new policy regulations. Complementing these analyses, statistical annexes provide essential data on the sector, strengthening its utility as a reference document. It contains extensive original material, and yet draws widely on the findings of other recent studies and reports, thereby emerging as a complete, detailed analysis of the status and the future of the microfinance sector in India.
Table of Contents:
Overview-Growth and Consolidation
The SHG Bank Linkage Programme (SBLP): Entering a Phase of Consolidation
The Microfinance Institutions and the Investment Climate – Is Expansion the Mission?
Banking Correspondents and Facilitators
Urban Microfinance-Fast and Furious
Social Performance and Responsible Microfinance
Competition-Does the Client Benefit?
Micro Insurance-A Long Way to Go
Policy Environment and Regulation-High Expectations!
Technology in Microfinance
Some Major Institutional Contributors