Description - Microfinance and Public Policy by Bernd Balkenhol
Microfinance institutions (MFIs) provide a public good; if MFIs create and deepen markets where none existed before, there may be a case for public support. This book is based on a study of 45 MFIs, and applies factor analysis and cluster analysis to show that MFIs form clusters in terms of social and financial performance.
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Author Biography - Bernd Balkenhol
BERND BALKENHOL heads the Social Finance Program of the International Labour Office (ILO). SFP is the focal point for work in the ILO on financial sector issues. It examines the impact of financial policies on employment, incomes and social cohesion, analyses the accessibility of different types of financial institutions and promotes innovations in finance that work for the poor, entrepreneurial or not. For several years Bernd Balkenhol served as advisor to central banks in Africa on policies and regulations in support of SME financing. He holds a PhD from Freiburg University and an MA from th