Reduction of global development cost caused by microfinance inefficiencies
by Tomas Hes; Karel Srnec
International Journal of Electronic Finance (IJEF), Vol. 5, No. 4, 2011

Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to quantify the annual financial losses incurred owing to the lack of global coordination in the international microfinance investment sector, leading to inefficiencies. This paper attempts to examine the scale of idle potentials on the basis of available international investment flow statistics and proposes innovative instruments, arched over in the Global Microfinance Financing Authority (GMFA). As several dramatic inefficiencies are taking place, forming of the proposed body would prevent substantial annual losses, at present absorbed by the clients, raising the cost of capital for the poor.

Online publication date: Tue, 25-Oct-2011

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