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Money with a Mission Volume 1

By James Copestake,Martin Greeley,Susan Johnson,Naila Kabeer,Anton Simanowitz,Katherine Knotts
ISBN: 9781853396144
This book presents the findings of a five-year action research programme into how far poverty-oriented microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are contributing to global poverty reduction, and how they can do so more effectively.

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  • Synopsis
    This book presents the findings of an action research programme into how far poverty-oriented microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are contributing to global poverty reduction, and how they can do so more effectively.Martin Greeley reviews evidence on their success in reaching poorer clients and improving the average income and wealth of their clients. Naila Kabeer reviews evidence on performance against a wider array of indicators, including women’s empowerment, citizenship rights, and social inclusion. Susan Johnson is more cautious, suggesting that the contribution of MFIs to the overall growth of financial services in selected parts of Africa and India remains small. James Copestake reviews evidence on the organizational factors that influence achievement of MFIs’ social as well as financial goals, as well as progress in routinely monitoring and managing social performance.This covers how MFIs can manage their ‘double bottom lines’ more effectively, as well as what public and private investors in microfinance can do to help them. The bigger challenge, linking up with the wider movement for corporate social responsibility, is to find ways to do so across the entire financial sector.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Contents, Acknowledgements, List of figures, List of tables, List of abbreviations and acronyms, List of authors)
    1. Introduction
    James Copestake, Anton Simanowitz, Katherine Knotts
    2. Sustainable poverty outreach
    Martin Greeley
    3. Direct material impacts
    Martin Greeley
    4. Direct social impacts for the Millennium Development Goals
    Naila Kabeer
    5. Wider impacts: social exclusion and citizenship
    Naila Kabeer
    6. Impact in local financial markets
    Susan Johnson
    7. Organizational determinants of social performance
    James Copestake
    8. Institutionalizing social performance assessment
    James Copestake
    9. Conclusions
    James Copestake, Anton Simanowitz
    Back matter (Notes, References, Index, More Books on Microfinance from ITDG Publishing)
  • Details
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    Author James Copestake,Martin Greeley,Susan Johnson,Naila Kabeer,Anton Simanowitz,Katherine Knotts
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 272
    Format Paperback / softback
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