Microfinance in Afghanistan: Country Profile . Lists 16 microfinance institutions in Afghanistan, microloans totalling USD 110.3 million (2009), and includes articles on Islamic microfinance.
Microfinance Investment Support Facility For Afghanistan (MISFA) . Primarily donor and government supported sector. As of 2011, microloans totaled USD 113 million, with 74% of borrowers women, and and 80.5% repayment rate.
Microfinance in Afghanistan . Overview of microfinance in Afghanistan and discussed the first microfinance bank established in Afghanistan in 2003.
Microfinance in Afghanistan Facing Stiff Challenges . Three challenges are noted: security, banking system, and insufficient local microfinance institutions.
Building a Vibrant Microfinance Sector in Afghanistan . Describes the World Bank’s microfinance programs in Afghnistan.
Microfinance in Bangladesh: Country Profile . Lists 73 microfinance institutions with USD 2.3 billion in loans (2009).
Microfinance Laws and Regulations. Regulated by the Microcredit Regulatory Authority if a microfinance institution receiving foreign funds. Banks (excluding Grameen Bank) are regulated by the Bangladesh Bank.
Microfinance in China, Republic of: Country Profile . Lists 19 microfinance institutions in China, with USD 18.6 billion outstanding (2009).
Microfinance on way to China’s poor . Groupe Danone (food giant) announced $20 million donation to support Danone Microfinance Foundation in China.
The Regulatory Environment for Microfinance in China . Includes the framework and history of microfinance in China.
The Policy and Legal Framework for Microfinance in China. Chinese microfinance started as public-interest projects. Mutual funds have been developing rapidly in recent years while commercial microfinance projects have started to become undertaken by commercial banks, which have legal banking licenses.
Microfinance: Under Scrutiny But Resilient. a 2011 report released by Sa-Dhan, a network of microfinance institutions in India.
India: Country Profile. Lists 140 microfinance institutions,with loans of USD 4.4 billion (2009).
Microfinance India State of the Sector Report 2010. Discusses trends and policies in India and addresses microfinance in the macro context.
Learning from experience: The key to drafting a good microfinance bill for India . This is an analysis of the government’s formulation of new microfinance regulations in India, in the wake of a recent microfinance crisis in the country.
Reviewing the Reserve Bank of India’s Microfinance Framework . New regulations for microfinance providers in India were issued in May 2011, which include a margin cap of 12% and an interest rate cap of 26% for ‘priority’ loans.
Microfinance India. A national platform which mission is to engender intellectual debate to aid in the evolution of the microfinance sector.
India’s Poor Reel Under Microfinance Debt Burden . The high cost of microcreditis due to amount of time and labor intensive nature of the microfinance.
Transformation of the Microfinance Sector in India. Microfinance in India started in the 1980′s with self-help groups and has grown significantly since then.
Microfinance in India: A State of the Sector Report, 2007. The sector continues to grow, but it has to pay more attention to depth of outreach and other quality issues.
Microfinance in Indonesia: Country Profile. Lists 58 microfinance institutions, and USD 174.1 million in loans (2009).
Microfinance Innovation Center for Resources and Alternatives . Carries numerous articles on microfinance topics in Indonesia, ranging from Youth and Access to Microfinance to data and evaluations.
Islamic Microfinance in Indonesia. Examines emerging Islamic microfinance sector in Indonesia, particularly rural banks and financial cooperatives, assessing how they have evolved, how they compare with conventional institutions, and their prospects for growth.
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