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22 August 2018
This Brief presents opportunities for the new wave of blended finance and points to areas that deserve further attention to optimize the use of different funding sources to advance responsible financial inclusion.
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05 April 2017
A financial innovation! The fastest growing financial industry! The next big thing in finance! Crowdfunding has garnered a lot of attention for its potential to further financial inclusion efforts.
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English (48 pages)
22 April 2014
This paper seeks to explore the concept of a responsible exit along four strategic decisions: the timing of the equity sale, buyer selection, the governance and use of shareholder agreements to achieve social objectives, and how social and financial returns are balanced when selecting among bids.
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English (32 pages)
01 May 2012

This Focus Note addresses the challenges faced by socially oriented equity investors who take formal roles in the governance of microfinance service providers and funds.

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01 May 2012

This fourth annual Global Microfinance Equity Valuation Survey Report provides benchmarks for the valuation of microfinance equity, both private and publicly listed, to promote market transparency and identify industry trends.

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01 May 2011

Despite the financial crisis, in the past four years foreign investment in microfinance, including both debt and equity, has quadrupled to reach US$13 billion.

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01 October 2010

The purpose of this guide is to familiarize microfinance institutions with some of the issues that are commonly addressed in the negotiation of an equity capital infusion from outside investors.

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English (156 pages)
01 February 2009

The report's objective is to provide benchmarks for valuation of microfinance equity, both private and publicly listed.

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English (40 pages) | Spanish (44 pages) | Arabic (40 pages) | French (42 pages)
01 February 2008

Microfinance is experiencing an unprecedented investment boom. The past five years have seen remarkable increases in the volume of global microfinance investments. Between 2004 and 2006, the stock of foreign capital investment—covering both debt and equity—more than tripled to US$4 billion.

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English (24 pages) | French (28 pages) | Spanish (24 pages) | Arabic (24 pages) | Russian (32 pages) | English (21 pages)
01 January 2007

This Focus Note looks at recent experience with guarantees of commercial loans to microfinance institutions (MFIs).

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English (12 pages) | French (12 pages) | Spanish (12 pages) | Arabic (12 pages) | Chinese (12 pages)

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