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October 7, 2010

Stemming the Tide of Mission Drift: Microfinance Transformations and the Double Bottom Line

Author: Christina Frank, 2008 This paper provides an overview of the process by which microfinance institutions (MFIs) convert from NGOs into regulated financial institutions—known as transformation—and examines the impact of transformation on a control group of MFIs tracked by WWB over the past five years, giving particular attention to the effect of transformation on MFIs’ outreach to low-income women.

October 7, 2010

The Impact of Microfinance on Women and Economic Development: A Client Study

We present five key messages from the study here, giving both anecdotal and data-driven evidence of the power of microfinance, especially in the hands of women.

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.

August 1, 2010

How Microcredit is Changing Villages in India

The book Saris on Scooters, which tells inspiring stories of women in India who have overcome many obstacles and successfully built businesses using small loans, features a foreword written by Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President of WWB.

December 31, 2009

Savings And Financial Education For Girls In Mongolia

This article highlights the launch of the savings and financial education product for girls in Mongolia by Women’s World Banking along with its network member XacBank.

September 30, 2009

Product Development For Girls – Girls’ Savings And Financial Education

This case study published by Making Cents International was featured as part of their Youth Inclusive Financial Service Case Study Series and details how Women’s World Banking has helped one of its network members, XacBank (Mongolia) design and roll-out savings products and financial education programs for girls ages 14 to 17.

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.

October 7, 2008

Marketing for Microfinance

Marketing for Microfinance is designed as a reference guide for microfinance organizations seeking to develop their marketing capabilities.

October 7, 2003

Credit Scoring in Microfinance

This paper outlines the design and implementation of credit scoring policies based on Women’s World Banking’s experiences working with network members and presents factors to consider when introducing credit scoring including cost, staff training, scoring policies, data collection and reporting.

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