Category: Case Studies

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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M-CRIL paper on Initial Public Offerings of MFI’s

A Commissioned Workshop Paper titled Initial Public Offerings: The field’s salvation or downfall? was written by Mr Sanjay Sinha, Managing Director, Micro-Credit Ratings International Limited, India and presented at the 2011 Global Microcredit Summit, which was held from November 14-17, 2011 at Valladolid, Spain. The paper analyses the impact of SKS Microfinance’s IPO on the Indian […]

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Call for Case Studies: Facilitating Pathways out of Poverty – Funding of US$ 15,000

Call for Case Studies: Facilitating Pathways out of Poverty USAID’s Office of Microenterprise Development is developing an agenda to deepen learning on facilitating pathways out of poverty, especially for the very poor, through use of market development approaches that effectively leverage and support this transition. USAID is interested in capturing and promoting a range of […]


New Ultra Poor case study offers new insight on Livelihood Development

Unitus Labs and Kriti Vaaradhi have released a new case study on livelihood development program for the Ultra Poor in India. The study identifies both challenges and successes associated with livelihoods-led ultra poor interventions, specifically understanding the priorities and capabilities of the ultra poor as producers. Developed by Hyderabad-based Kriti Social Initiatives, the Vaaradhi pilot […]

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Inclusive Growth and it’s Regional Dimension in India

In it’s Winter 2010 Occasional Papers released last week, the RBI has included a research paper on inclusive growth in India and it’s regional dimension. The paper has been authored by P. K. Nayak, Sadhan Kumar Chattopadhyay, Arun Vishnu Kumar and V. Dhanya and can be downloaded below Dr. P. K. Nayak is Assistant Adviser, […]

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Suggestions for National Rural Livelihood Mission: A Review of SGSY

Prepared by G. Bhaskara Rao,  Associate Vice President & Coordinator Enable, APMAS Send your comments and feedback to gbrao(at the rate)apmas(dot)org and bhaskara2(at the rate)yahoo(dot) The Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) is a scheme launched by the central government of India to provide employment to poor people living in villages and rural areas of India. […]

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Commercialisation of Microfinance in India: A Discussion by Prof M S Sriram

Commercialization of Microfinance in India:A Discussion on the Emperor’s Apparel By M S Sriram . Email – Abstract The paper looks at the growth and commercialization of microfinance in India. It starts out by looking at how the commercial microfinance has evolved internationally by discussing two specific examples and then moves on to examine the specifics […]


Report of the Committee on credit related issues of Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana

Note to readers : This committee headed by Prof Radhakrishnan was constituted in April 2008 and it submitted its report in early 2009. Report of the Committee on CREDIT RELATED ISSUES UNDER SGSY Preface India had experimented with numerous self-employment programmes. These were modified, consolidated and integrated into Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) in April […]


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 Centre for Microfinance at IFMR. The research findings were presented by Prof. Esther Duflo to a packed audience at the IFMR campus on July 9th, 2009. […]

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Bank- Moneylender Credit Linkages : Theory and Practice

Abstract — This paper critically reviews proposals for banks and moneylenders to link together in disbursing credit to rural areas of developing countries. The linkages suggest that banks should compensate moneylenders according to the moneylenders ’ opportunity costs and information contribution.These mechanisms’ appeal lie in their self-equilibrating and self-sustaining character. With these attractive features, bank-moneylender […]


Crisil Grading of Microfinance Institutions – Mimo Microfinance

Given below is a sample of a Crisil conducted grading of Mimo Microfinance.(Shah Sandhu Finance Company Pvt. Ltd.) as of July 2008 This detailed report below contains plenty of valuable information all readers are requested to make a note and go through it thoroughly to understand the parameters on which MFI’s are rated by Crisil. Download Link Right […]