Microfinance has experienced dynamic development. Today, microfinance providers reach close to 100 million clients worldwide and are growing fast. New partnerships expand the impact of microfinance even further. Three types of partnerships are examined in this book, each consisting of a thematic pillar. Pillar I focuses on equity investments in microfinance, especially the possibilities for engaging private investors through structured microfinance investment funds. Rating agencies are involved in providing more transparency in this emerging fund industry. Pillar II focuses on collaboration among microfinance providers, governments, private investors and technology companies which help microfinance institutions to integrate new technologies into their business models, reducing cost and increasing outreach to clients. Pillar III covers micropensions, microinsurance and the role of securitisation for the future of microfinance.million, an average annual increase of 58 percent.12 There are now more users than mobile phone owners: ... (PC), barcode scanner, or any hardware that can identify customers and receive instructions for the transfer of value. ... 13 Vodafone, aAfrica: The Impact of Mobile Phones, a Vodafone Policy Paper Series, No.
|Title||:||New Partnerships for Innovation in Microfinance|
|Author||:||Ingrid Matthäus-Maier, J. D. von Pischke|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-04-01|