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Microfinance 3.0

Reconciling Sustainability with Social Outreach and Responsible Delivery

Editors: Köhn, Doris (Ed.)

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  • Gives insight into experts' view of the future of microfinance
  • Brings together the opinions of practitioners, academics, and financiers Highlights current trends and challenges of the sector
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This book focuses on the achievements, current trends and further potential of microfinance to scale-up and serve many more clients with financial services that enable them to improve their living conditions. The book asks what it takes to achieve sustainable impact: to know your clients and to understand their needs, to treat them in a fair and transparent way, and to safeguard the synthesis between the financial and social dimension of sustainable microfinance. The book also sheds light on the future funding landscape and what is necessary to bring more commercial funders on board while ensuring that these new funders will continue the commitment to responsible finance. While being forward looking, the book reflects the debate on core values of microfinance, triggered by recent criticisms of an approach that was hailed as a panacea in the beginning and which had proved over time as one of the most effective models of development finance. These criticisms emerged over signs of overheating in some markets, particularly the 2010 events in Andhra Pradesh, and turned into an assumption of a worldwide microfinance crisis, putting seriously at stake the good reputation microfinance had enjoyed so far.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Microfinance in India: Lessons from the Andhra Crisis

    Pages 1-12

    Mahajan, Vijay (et al.)

  • Armageddon or Adolescence? Making Sense of Microfinance’s Recent Travails

    Pages 13-40

    Roodman, David

  • Core Values of Microfinance Under Scrutiny: Back to Basics?

    Pages 41-67

    Schmidt, Reinhard H.

  • Microcredit Interest Rates and Their Determinants: 2004–2011

    Pages 69-104

    Rosenberg, Richard (et al.)

  • Financial Services That Clients Need: The 3.0 Business Models, Reconciling Outreach with Sustainability

    Pages 105-122

    Christen, Robert Peck

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-41704-7
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51459-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide. Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microfinance 3.0
Book Subtitle
Reconciling Sustainability with Social Outreach and Responsible Delivery
Editors
  • Doris Köhn
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41704-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41704-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41703-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51459-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 199
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations
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