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Microfinance Handbook: An Institutional and Financial Perspective (Sustainable Banking with the Poor)

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ISBN-13: 978-0821343067
ISBN-10: 0821343068
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About the Author

Ledgerwood is a consultant to the Sustainable Banking with the Poor Project, World Bank, for Micro Finance International, Toronto, Canada.

Ian Johnson is Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank
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Product Details

  • Series: Sustainable Banking with the Poor
  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications (December 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821343068
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821343067
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,230,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By R. Chaffee on April 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
This handbook provides novices, professionals, - and skeptics - with the information they need to move through the microfinance world with confidence gained through an understanding of microfinance principles and practices. Ms. Ledgerwood's book has been an essential reference in analyzing and developing microfinance programs throughout the world, and is required reading for many MFI implementers new to the trade.
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For those interested in Microfinance this is a must have for any library. It covers the basics of Microfinance including whose involved and where it is succeeding. It is really more of a reference guide than anything else and is very helpful for those starting out. I found it invaluable for writing papers related to microfinance. If you are going into this field or have an interest in international economics/ international political economy this is a must read.
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This is an excellent book to get a good overvivew of microfinance and how it works. It offers excellent forms to set up a successful program. I found it exceptionally helpful.
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By L on May 31, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book provides a thorough understanding of all concepts necessary in understanding Microfinance - everything from various interest rates to types of software. There are many great examples of organizations around the world and the way they operate. This provides great context to the learning.
My one complaint is that it does not include open-source MIS in its review or discuss the ethical issues with some of the topics discussed.
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