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August 5, 2013

Optimizing Capital Structure Toolkit

The Optimizing Capital Structure Toolkit is essential for microfinance institutions (MFIs) undergoing transformation and beginning to mobilize deposits, MFIs have two new major sources of capital (equity and deposits), and it becomes a challenge to understand prudent or optimal mixes of savings, debt, quasi-equity, and equity.

November 27, 2012

Cash Management Toolkit

This Cash Management Toolkit is part of a suite of practitioner guides and tools developed by Women’s World Banking for use by microfinance institutions (MFIs). It integrates closely with the Tool for Developing a Financial Risk Management Policy (Women’s World Banking, 2005) and expands on the fundamental guidance regarding liquidity risk management provided there. Cash Management includes all activities related…

June 28, 2012

Portfolio Analytics Toolkit

As the microfinance industry continues to shift its focus into understanding client’s needs and more effectively targeting specific segments, it is essential for management to understand an institution’s performance based on data. Many microfinance institutions (MFIs) are collecting a substantial amount of information, but very few are analyzing the data or using it effectively to inform management decisions. Beyond strictly…

October 7, 2010

Equity Valuation Toolkit

This toolkit gives MFI managers the theoretical understanding and practical examples to conduct an equity valuation of their institutions.

October 7, 2010

Toolkit for Developing a Financial Risk Management Policy (FRM Toolkit)

The Toolkit for Developing a Financial Risk Management (FRM) Policy is the leading practical, step-by-step guide that assists MFIs in developing effective risk management strategies and policies.

October 7, 2010

Guides to Selected Emerging Markets for Microfinance Issuers and International Investors

These guides provide an overview of local capital markets and include key information necessary for international and local investors as well as microfinance institutions (MFIs) to understand and utilize local markets in an efficient manner.

October 7, 2008

From Dollar to Dinar: The Rise of Local Currency Lending in Hedging in Microfinance

This paper highlights recent advances in minimizing foreign exchange risk in microfinance, via both local currency lending by international investors, and risk hedging by microfinance institutions.


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