Outreach and Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions

Niels Hermes, Robert Lensink, Aljar Meesters

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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.
Originele taal-2English
Plaats van productieGroningen
UitgeverUniversity of Groningen, SOM research school
Aantal pagina's29
Volume08002
StatusPublished - 2008

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NaamSOM Research Reports
UitgeverijUniversity of Groningen, SOM Research School
Volume08002

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