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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/297780
Title:
The Fate of Microfinance Institutions as a Development Strategy
Author:
Walczak, Chloe
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Microfinance is commonly used as a development strategy to help alleviate poverty across the globe. Microfinance has become more widespread and popular in the past decade, particularly in Latin America. This thesis outlines several variables of microfinance and how these variables affect the sustainability of microfinance institutions. The variables of microfinance analyzed in this thesis are: loan conditions, level of competition, type of microfinance institution, country, outreach, and gender. A meta-analysis study in the form of a literature review was performed in order to assess the relationship between each of these variables and the sustainability of microfinance institutions. The analysis concludes that the type of microfinance institution, specifically retail banks, is intimately linked to the sustainability of microfinance institutions in Latin America.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; International Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Schwartzman, Kathleen

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dc.titleThe Fate of Microfinance Institutions as a Development Strategyen_US
dc.creatorWalczak, Chloeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWalczak, Chloeen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMicrofinance is commonly used as a development strategy to help alleviate poverty across the globe. Microfinance has become more widespread and popular in the past decade, particularly in Latin America. This thesis outlines several variables of microfinance and how these variables affect the sustainability of microfinance institutions. The variables of microfinance analyzed in this thesis are: loan conditions, level of competition, type of microfinance institution, country, outreach, and gender. A meta-analysis study in the form of a literature review was performed in order to assess the relationship between each of these variables and the sustainability of microfinance institutions. The analysis concludes that the type of microfinance institution, specifically retail banks, is intimately linked to the sustainability of microfinance institutions in Latin America.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineInternational Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSchwartzman, Kathleen-
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