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Compatibility between Outreach and Efficiency in the Microfinance Market

Nilsholm, Nathalie LU and Heidmann, Sandra LU (2012) NEKN02 20121
Department of Economics
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to investigate whether there existed a trade-off between outreach to the poor and efficiency of MFIs between year 2000 and 2010. The study is conducted on a sample of 1679 observations from countries worldwide and is analyzed through Stochastic Frontier Analysis. The results from this study suggest that there was indeed a negative correlation between outreach to the poor and efficiency of MFIs, as have been found in previous studies. Although, this study also suggests that a high percentage of women borrowers not necessarily have to be positively correlated with a higher level of inefficiency, which is a new finding.
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author
Nilsholm, Nathalie LU and Heidmann, Sandra LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKN02 20121
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Microfinance, MFIs, Outreach, Efficiency, Stochastic Frontier Analysis
language
English
id
2740285
date added to LUP
2012-06-08 14:31:51
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2012-06-08 14:31:51
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to investigate whether there existed a trade-off between outreach to the poor and efficiency of MFIs between year 2000 and 2010. The study is conducted on a sample of 1679 observations from countries worldwide and is analyzed through Stochastic Frontier Analysis. The results from this study suggest that there was indeed a negative correlation between outreach to the poor and efficiency of MFIs, as have been found in previous studies. Although, this study also suggests that a high percentage of women borrowers not necessarily have to be positively correlated with a higher level of inefficiency, which is a new finding.},
  author       = {Nilsholm, Nathalie and Heidmann, Sandra},
  keyword      = {Microfinance,MFIs,Outreach,Efficiency,Stochastic Frontier Analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Compatibility between Outreach and Efficiency in the Microfinance Market},
  year         = {2012},
}