Commercialization and Responsible Finance

04 January 2012
The performance of the industry has mitigated and obscured the tensions created by commercialization and accessing mainstream capital markets.
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19 December 2011
Various voluntary efforts for MFIs to behave better in Andhra Pradesh went unheeded. Unfortunately, these voluntary commitments were never honored, resulting in a metastasized problem in AP in 2010.
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17 December 2011
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We need to focus on the real underlying issue and thinking that it is commercialization that is the problem.
14 November 2011
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Microfinance is at a critical juncture, and as we reflect on how we got here, should ask: What makes us different from what was previously done through the ages, since coins were first established as a medium of exchange? And how do we maintain what’s different and avoid slipping into the well-worn paths that emerge when we examine the history of usury?
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12 October 2011
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The topic of commercialization has been hotly debated, largely because it raises fundamental questions about whether the dual social and financial missions of microfinance can coexist.
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