Schmidt, Oliver and Ramana, N. V. (2010): Mission Drift of large MFIs? Published in: Development and Cooperation , Vol. 51, No. 2 (February 2010): pp. 60-61.
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Since the Mexican Microfinance Institution (MFI) Compartamos went public in 2007 – whereby promoting NGOs and private investors earned about USD 425 million – leading journals and magazines have repeatedly run rather sceptical articles about microfinance. They are mostly inspired by antagonists of MFIs growing into market driven enterprises. This antagonism has been blended with contemplation about assumed “subprime issues” of microfinance. However, the sector showed a steady performance, different from most other segments of the financial sector. The unholy blend of these two lines of thought risks to create an unwarranted image of microfinance.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Mission Drift of large MFIs?|
|Keywords:||Microfinance; Mission Drift; Subprime; Sustainability|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N2 - Financial Markets and Institutions > N20 - General, International, or Comparative
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O16 - Financial Markets ; Saving and Capital Investment ; Corporate Finance and Governance
|Depositing User:||Oliver Schmidt|
|Date Deposited:||23. Aug 2010 02:14|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 23:23|
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