Microfinance: Emerging Trends and Challenges

Microfinance: Emerging Trends and Challenges

by Suresh Sundaresan (Editor)

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In 2006 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Muhammad Yunus for his work on microfinance, dramatically changing attitudes towards capital markets. Suresh Sundaresan has assembled an impressive set of scholars and practitioners in this book to bring together recent practical innovations and policy questions in the realm of microfinance. The contributions emphasize practical solutions to problems facing the field by examining capital markets, providing a framework for thinking about regulation, and raising questions about gender empowerment. They examine recent developments in the field, research findings, and the challenges that lie ahead.

This book takes a solid step toward a systematic analysis of the implications of microfinance for the role and regulation of capital markets. The authors address integration of capital markets with microfinance, technological innovations such as the use of mobile phone technology, the consequences of women’s access to micro-loan borrowings, and the regulatory challenges and opportunities emerging as the landscape of microfinance dramatically evolves.

Practitioners, policy makers, and academics in the fields of developmental economics, finance, gender studies and public and development policy will enjoy this analytically rigorous work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847209207
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Edited by Suresh Sundaresan, Chase Manhattan Bank Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School, US

Table of Contents



1. Changing Landscape of Micro Finance

Suresh Sundaresan

2. The Role of International Capital Markets in Microfinance

Brad Swanson

3. Securitization and Micro-credit Backed Securities (MCBS)

Ray Rahman and Saif Shah Mohammed

4. Cell Phones for Delivering Micro-loans

Anand Shrivastav

5. How Should Governments Regulate Microfinance?

Richard Rosenberg

6. Gender Empowerment in Micro-finance

Beatriz Armendariz and Nigel Roome


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