Outreach and Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions

Niels Hermes, Robert Lensink, Aljar Meesters

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Abstract

This paper uses stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) to examine whether there is a trade-off between outreach to the poor and efficiency of microfinance institutions (MFIs). Using a sample of more than 1,300 observations, our study suggests that outreach and efficiency of MFIs are indeed negatively correlated.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGroningen
PublisherUniversity of Groningen, SOM research school
Number of pages29
Volume08002
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameSOM Research Reports
PublisherUniversity of Groningen, SOM Research School
Volume08002

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