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Microfinance India
State of the Sector Report 2009

First Edition
  • N Srinivasan - Independent researcher, journalist and consultant, New Delhi


176 pages | SAGE India

Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2009 is a part of a series of annual reports on the microfinance sector in India which seeks to document developments, clarify issues, publicize studies, stimulate research, identify policy choices, generate understanding, and enhance support for the sector. It highlights recent developments under each of the two main models of microfinance in India – the SHG and MFI models. The book highlights recent developments in Self Help Groups (SHGs) and SHG Bank Linkage Programme (SBLPs), and focuses on microfinance with regard to the investment scenario in India.

It contains extensive original material, and yet draws widely on the findings of other recent studies and reports, thereby emerging as a complete, detailed analysis of the status and the future of the microfinance sector in India. It will be of interest to various players in the sector including practitioners, bankers, insurance companies, venture capitalists, regulators, donors and academics.

 
Overview-signs and pains of maturity
 
SHG-bank linkage programme-continuing with consolidation
 
Microfinance institutions-coming of age
 
The tough classrooms in Karnataka-lessons on customer protection and competition
 
Policy environment of microfinance-need for change
 
Human resources and capacity building
 
Micro-insurance in a macro market
 
Technology in microfinance and inclusion
 
Financial inclusion
 
Future agenda-dealing with challenges of growth

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N. Srinivasan

N Srinivasan has been involved with the Development Finance and Rural Development sectors for three decades. He has been associated with several policy and strategy initiatives during his tenure with the RBI and NABARD, of which he was Chief General Manager for seven years. He has also authored the Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2008 and 2009 brought out by ACCESS Development Services and published by SAGE Publications. He is presently a leading consultant engaged with the World Bank, CGAP, IFAD, ADB, UNDP, UNOPS, GTZ, Microsave and the Government of India. As an advisor, he is on the boards of institutions in the... More About Author

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