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dc.contributor.authorNanayakkara, Gemunu
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:37:58Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:37:58Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-03T00:45:29Z
dc.identifier.issn1391-5614
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/139156141101300105
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47132
dc.description.abstractMicrofinancing Institutions (MFIs) have grown in popularity as an effective tool for reducing poverty in the developing countries over the last three decades. MFIs are different from traditional financial institutions like banks in many ways. They mainly provide financial assistance (usually without any security) to the needy poor who are denied access to institutional credit from other sources. Data relating to 2007 has shown that there are more than 3,000 MFIs operating around the world. Hundreds of millions of dollars of donor funds are injected into the microfinancing sector. Therefore, the 'performance' of MFIs which affect the effective and efficient utilization of these funds is an important issue. Standard criteria used to measure the performance of commercial enterprises such as profitability, return on investment, share price, etc., are not appropriate to assess the performance of MFIs which have fundamentally different objectives that conflict with commercial interests. This article analyzes the issues relating to criteria used for identifying the performance of MFIs and recommends a new approach to measure the performance of MFIs in an objective manner.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications India
dc.publisher.placeIndia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom85
dc.relation.ispartofpageto104
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSouth Asia Economic Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchManagement Accounting
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150105
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode14
dc.titleMeasuring the Performance of Microfinancing Institutions: A New Approach
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorNanayakkara, Gemunu


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