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Microfinance Investment Vehicles Disclosure Guidelines

The purpose of this publication is to establish clear guidelines for MIVs reporting to investors. The recommended disclosures include key information on MIVs’ profiles.
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Branchless Banking 2010: Who’s Served? At What Price? What’s Next?

Many in the private sector believe reaching large numbers of mass market clients is a precondition to large-scale profits, but at the same time, they are uncertain about how quickly branchless banking will gain traction with the unbanked, low-income clients who make up the mass market.
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Indian Microfinance Goes Public: The SKS Initial Public Offering

On 28 July 2010 SKS, India’s largest microfinance institution (MFI) with 5.8 million clients, became the first MFI in India to float its shares through an initial public offering (IPO).
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Financial Access 2010

Financial Access 2010 is the second in the series of annual reports by CGAP and the World Bank Group to monitor statistics for financial access in the world and inform policy debate.
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Is There a Business Case for Small Savers?

This study examines quantitatively whether or not small savers contribute to or undermine the sustainability of the MFI.
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Microfinance and Mobile Banking: The Story So Far

This Focus Note aims to do two things: (i) explore the various roles that MFIs can play in m-banking and (ii) explore the potential benefits MFIs and their customers expect to gain from pursuing m-banking.
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Nonbank E-Money Issuers

The success of Kenya’s M-PESA has raised the question of how most effectively to regulate nonbanks who contract directly with customers to issue electronic value against receipt of equal funds.
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Performance-Based Agreements

This Technical Guide presents the rationale for the use of performance-based agreements and suggests ways to incorporate performance-based targets and incentives into existing loan and grant agreements.
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CGAP-MIX 2009 Arab Microfinance Analysis and Benchmarking Report

This report provides a comprehensive view of the performance of the microfinance sector in the Arab region, beginning with a 2006-2008 study of scale and outreach trends with a sample of 35 microfinance institutions (MFIs) and a special focus on the microfinance sector crisis in Morocco, the only country to register a decrease in outreach in 2008.
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CGAP-MIX 2009 Sub-Saharan Africa Microfinance Analysis and Benchmarking Report

This report analyzes in detail the state of microfinance in 2008 throughout Sub-Saharan Africa focusing on key growth trends, major legal and regulatory changes, funding for microfinance, and performance of MFIs.