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Practical micro-finance: a training guide for South Asia

By: Harper, Malcolm.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Vistaar Publications 2003Description: 175 p.ISBN: 8178292882.Subject(s): Micro finance | Financial institutionsDDC classification: 332.1 Summary: This immensely practical manual is designed to improve the quality and content of micro-finance training programmes, and thereby contribute to the greater availability of affordable, accessible, and mutually profitable financial services to the poor. Malcolm Harper provides step-by-step descriptions for 22 training sessions spread over ten days. He covers all the important topics including sustainability, interest rates, gender issues, delivery methods, impact assessment, and delinquency management. The author includes case studies, quantitative exercises, and suggestions for field visits. https://in.sagepub.com/en-in/sas/practical-micro-finance/book241433
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Table of content

Introduction: How to Use this Book
`New Paradigm Micro-Finance`-What is It?
Introduction to Financial Accounts and Analysis
Field Visits to Micro-Businesses
Rates of Return and the Cost of Money
Visit to Micro-Finance Groups
Financial Analysis of a Micro-Finance Institution
Planning for the Profitability of Micro-Finance Institutions
Marketing Micro-Finance
Gender-Men and Women as Clients for Micro-Finance
Arrears and Defaults: Definition and Measurement
`Graduation` and Individual Loans
Individual versus Group Lending: The Pros and Cons of Each
Bangladesh Grameen Groups or Indian Self-Help Groups?
Subsidies: When and How
Commercial Banks and Micro-Finance
The Need for Micro-Savings Services
Micro-Insurance
Staffing of Micro-Finance Institutions: Recruitment and Motivation
Management Information Systems: Selection and Design
Measuring the Impact of Micro-Finance
The `Downside` of Micro-Finance
Regulation and Supervision: By Whom and How?

This immensely practical manual is designed to improve the quality and content of micro-finance training programmes, and thereby contribute to the greater availability of affordable, accessible, and mutually profitable financial services to the poor. Malcolm Harper provides step-by-step descriptions for 22 training sessions spread over ten days. He covers all the important topics including sustainability, interest rates, gender issues, delivery methods, impact assessment, and delinquency management. The author includes case studies, quantitative exercises, and suggestions for field visits.

https://in.sagepub.com/en-in/sas/practical-micro-finance/book241433

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