New Partnerships for Innovation in Microfinance

  • J. D.  Pischke
  • Ingrid Matthäus-Maier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Partnerships to Leverage Private Investment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 14-16
  3. J.D von Pischke
    Pages 1-13
  4. Partnerships to Leverage Private Investment

  5. Technology Partnerships to Scale up Outreach

  6. Partnerships to Mobilise Savings and Manage Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 226-228
    2. Stuart Rutherford
      Pages 229-252
    3. Madhurantika Moulick, Angela Mutua, Moses Mutua, Corrinne Ngurukie, Michael Onesimo, Graham A.N. Wright
      Pages 253-265
    4. Harald Hüttenrauch, Claudia Schneider
      Pages 286-334
    5. Klaus Glaubitt, Johannes Feist, Monika Beck
      Pages 335-364
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 1-9

About this book


Microfinance has experienced dynamic development. Today, microfinance providers reach close to 100 million clients worldwide and are growing fast. New partnerships expand the impact of microfinance even further. Three types of partnerships are examined in this book, each consisting of a thematic pillar. Pillar I focuses on equity investments in microfinance, especially the possibilities for engaging private investors through structured microfinance investment funds. Rating agencies are involved in providing more transparency in this emerging fund industry. Pillar II focuses on collaboration among microfinance providers, governments, private investors and technology companies which help microfinance institutions to integrate new technologies into their business models, reducing cost and increasing outreach to clients. Pillar III covers micropensions, microinsurance and the role of securitisation for the future of microfinance.

The blossoming of microfinance to embrace a wider constituency of providers and investors, and a broader range of instruments that can reach more clients has been a very positive confirmation of the United Nation’s designation of 2005 as the year of microcredit, or more inclusively, microfinance.
ELIZABETH LITTLEFIELD, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

Microfinance is increasingly attractive to private investors. Pioneering deals initiated and supported by international financial institutions and bi-lateral development agencies, subject to the discipline of capital markets, have changed the structure of microfinance investment, opening new vistas for all participants.
PETER WOICKE, former Executive Vice President, The World Bank

Expanding outreach to the poor through finance is a process of continual innovation. Advances in internet technology and new forms of payment mechanisms hold great promise. Challenges on the ground include bridging the „last mile" and upgrading the business processes or back offices of providers.
EDUARDO BAZOBERRY, Chief Executive Officer of PRODEM, Bolivia


Finance Funds Investment Microfinance Investment Funds Microinsurance Securitisation Small-Enterprise Finance Socially Responsible Investment banking development microfinance rating risk management sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • J. D.  Pischke
  • Ingrid Matthäus-Maier

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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-93898-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76641-4
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