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dc.contributor.authorArun, Thankomen_US
dc.contributor.authorAnnim, Samuel Kobinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T13:53:14Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-28T13:53:14Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46019-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates a relationship between economic governance and the dual objectives of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs): poverty reduction and financial viability. Using an unbalanced panel of 531 MFIs the important role of other institutions such as country-level business registry departments in facilitating targeting of poor clients is illuminated. Comparing the estimates of Hausman-Taylor and Fixed Effects Vector Decomposition allows us to scrutinize and at least partially correct the effects of both time invariant and slow changing endogenous variables. We find that credit information availability and lesser time in securing property enhances the chances of MFIs in achieving their poverty reduction objective. Product diversification leading to economies of scope also enables MFIs to reach poor clients. On the basis of the above, it is imperative for government and development partners to channel their efforts towards provision of an enabling atmosphere that will enhance the achievement of microfinance social objectives.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5159en_US
dc.subject.jelG21en_US
dc.subject.jelG39en_US
dc.subject.jelL20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmicrofinanceen_US
dc.subject.keyworddual objectivesen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic governanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordproperty rightsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcredit informationen_US
dc.subject.stwMikrofinanzen_US
dc.subject.stwCorporate Governanceen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebswirtschaftliches Zielen_US
dc.subject.stwArmutspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleEconomic governance of MFIs: Inside the black boxen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn657550248en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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