Transaction Cost Reduction Models For MFI’s – Case Study

By T.S.Anand Kumar , V.Praseeda Sanu and Jeyanth K.Newport   Transaction Cost Reduction Models For Micro Finance Institutions Abstract During the past ten years, the microfinance industry has established itself as a dynamic and fast-growing segment of the region’s financial markets. As a result, what once was a relatively obscure grassroots movement has become a … Continue reading “Transaction Cost Reduction Models For MFI’s – Case Study”

Resolving Complaints by Microfinance Clients – A Case Study

The Smart Campaign has released a case study on the different mechanisms which are being employed by Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd to help resolve client complaints. Over the years Ujjivan has evolved 5 distinct channels to resolve and address issues raised by Microfinance clients Customer Care Representatives Written complaints Customer Connect Program Helpdesk/Phone line … Continue reading “Resolving Complaints by Microfinance Clients – A Case Study”

Urban Financial Inclusion in India – A Case Study of Dharavi Mumbai

Dharavi in Mumbai, India is the largest slum colony in Asia. Most of Dharavi residents are migrants either working in factories and eateries or involved in self employed activities. Initially, officials of ‘Indian bank ‘and volunteers contacted the residents of Dharavi at their residence and encouraged them to open bank accounts under simplified KYC norms … Continue reading “Urban Financial Inclusion in India – A Case Study of Dharavi Mumbai”

Son preference and maternal survival in India. Why are adult women missing?

The World bank has released a report on India’s missing women titled ” Why are adult women missing ? son preference and maternal survival in India “. Female deaths in India The full report can be downloaded at the link below: Son Preference India Report.pdf Abstract of the Report This paper is the first to … Continue reading “Son preference and maternal survival in India. Why are adult women missing?”

World Bank releases case study on Self Help Groups

The World Bank has released a working paper on SHG’s in India titled. Collective action and community development : Evidence from self-help groups in rural India. The report can be accessed below. Download the Report at the link below : Self-Help-Groups in India 2013 ABSTRACT In response to the problems of high coordination costs among … Continue reading “World Bank releases case study on Self Help Groups”

Causes of big gender disparities in local industrial structures and female entrepreneurship in India

ABSTRACT Despite rapid economic growth, gender disparities in women’s economic participation have remained deep and persistent in India. What explains these huge gender disparities? Is it poor infrastructure, limited education, and gender composition of the labor force and industries? Or is it deficiencies in social and business networks and a low share of incumbent female … Continue reading “Causes of big gender disparities in local industrial structures and female entrepreneurship in India”

Natural capital, ecological scarcity and rural poverty – Research Paper

Author : Barbier, Edward B.; ABSTRACT Much of the rural poor — who are growing in number — are concentrated in ecologically fragile and remote areas. The key ecological scarcity problem facing such poor households is a vicious cycle of declining livelihoods, increased ecological degradation and loss of resource commons, and declining ecosystem services on … Continue reading “Natural capital, ecological scarcity and rural poverty – Research Paper”