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Microfinance India

Microfinance India
State of the Sector Report 2009

First Edition
  • N Srinivasan - Independent researcher, journalist and consultant, New Delhi

November 2009 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2009 is a part of a series of annual reports on the microfinance sector in India which seeks to document developments, clarify issues, publicize studies, stimulate research, identify policy choices, generate understanding, and enhance support for the sector. It highlights recent developments under each of the two main models of microfinance in India – the SHG and MFI models. The book highlights recent developments in Self Help Groups (SHGs) and SHG Bank Linkage Programme (SBLPs), and focuses on microfinance with regard to the investment scenario in India.

It contains extensive original material, and yet draws widely on the findings of other recent studies and reports, thereby emerging as a complete, detailed analysis of the status and the future of the microfinance sector in India. It will be of interest to various players in the sector including practitioners, bankers, insurance companies, venture capitalists, regulators, donors and academics.

Overview-signs and pains of maturity
SHG-bank linkage programme-continuing with consolidation
Microfinance institutions-coming of age
The tough classrooms in Karnataka-lessons on customer protection and competition
Policy environment of microfinance-need for change
Human resources and capacity building
Micro-insurance in a macro market
Technology in microfinance and inclusion
Financial inclusion
Future agenda-dealing with challenges of growth

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ISBN: 9788132102984

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