Social capital in microfinance: Case studies in the Philippines

  • Benjamin R. QuinonesJr.
  • Hans Dieter Seibel


The present study examines how formation of social capital in the microfinance sector is affected by enlarging the political or economic resources of the informal groups of poor households and microfinance institutions (MFIs) that contribute to social cohesion. In particular, this chapter attempts to show how the regulatory and supervisory framework as well as the financial innovations of microfinance institutions have affected poor households’ capacity for cooperation and mutual support in their fight against poverty.


Social Capital Poor Household Loan Portfolio Credit Policy Microfinance Institution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin R. QuinonesJr.
    • 1
  • Hans Dieter Seibel
    • 2
  1. 1.Programme CoordinatorAsian and Pacific Development CentreKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.International Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentRomeItaly

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