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Monitoring the diversity of the poverty outreach and impact of microfinance: a comparison of methods using data from Peru


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Copestake, J., Dawson, P., Fanning, J. P., McKay, A. and Wright-Revolledo, K., 2005. Monitoring the diversity of the poverty outreach and impact of microfinance: a comparison of methods using data from Peru. Development Policy Review, 23 (6), pp. 703-723.

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Abstract

Many microfinance institutions claim to be oriented to a double bottom line, but while methods of financial performance assessment are widely agreed the same cannot be said about social performance. Monitoring social performance is most useful when it reveals variation in both outreach and impact over time and between clients. Data from a village banking programme in Peru is used to compare two methods for assessing each. On poverty outreach, we favour monitoring of proxy indicators for clients against national household survey data, and on impact we recommend making more use of individual in-depth interviews.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsCopestake, J., Dawson, P., Fanning, J. P., McKay, A. and Wright-Revolledo, K.
DOI10.1111/j.1467-7679.2005.00309.x
Uncontrolled Keywordsprovision and effects of welfare programs (i380), migration (o150), human development, financial markets, government programs, corporate finance and governance (o160), welfare and poverty, economic development, saving and capital investment, human resources, measurement and analysis of poverty (i320), income distribution
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code9985

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