The 2009 Ecuador Microfinance Analysis and Benchmarking Report is now available online in Spanish.
This year’s report, produced by MIX with the support of Red Financiera Rural (RFR), includes data from 47 MFIs in Ecuador and compares them to 332 MFIs in the rest of the Latin America & Caribbean region.
MIX is proud to recognize the most recent recipients of the Social Performance Reporting Award, launched by CGAP, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the Ford Foundation, and powered by MIX.
The award is designed to promote greater transparency in MFIs’ social performance and recognizes transparency in social performance reporting, not social performance achievements. In 2009, Latin America and the Caribbean has been the most active region for MFI reporting on social performance.
We continue to add new features and enhancements to MIX Market to provide you with comprehensive access to the deepest database on microfinance performance. The newest features now available for your use include:
Benchmark tables comprised of the latest available data for Central America are now available online in Spanish. These tables, produced by MIX and REDCAMIF, include data from a record 78 MFIs in 6 countries.
REDCAMIF and MIX would like to thank the following local networks for their support: REDIMIF (Guatemala), ASOMI (El Salvador), REDMICROH (Honduras), ASOMIF (Nicaragua), REDCOM (Costa Rica), and REDPAMIF (Panama).
Performance data from a record 332 institutions collected
Submitted by Jessie on Oct 9, 2009
The Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc. (MIX) has just released the latest benchmarks for Latin America and the Caribbean. Benchmarks - medians of aggregated data - provide a view of an industry and specific markets and segments within that industry. In the case of Latin America microfinance institutions (MFIs), the benchmarks illustrate performance among all MFIs in the region and within specific peer groups, such as sub-region, charter type, profit status, scale and outreach.
Does loan product mix affect the performance of a microfinance institution? “Consumption, Commercial or Mortgage Loans: Does it Matter for MFIs in Latin America?” a new research study from The Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc. (MIX) seeks to answer that question. The paper uses data MIX collected on credit types from 322 MFIs throughout Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The research paper is available at www.themix.org, under Publications. The MFI product line data is available on MIX Market (www.mixmarket.org).
It is that time of year again! MIX is currently sourcing content for the next issue of the MBB (issue 19, due out in Dec. 2009). We are seeking articles that are data-driven and help to advance the understanding of the microfinance industry and the institutions operating within it. If you have new research, an innovative project, or an interesting paper, we welcome your article proposal.
The MicroBanking Bulletin is the number one source for benchmarks on MFIs throughout the developing world.
I am truly excited to begin my work as Executive Director of the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) and honored to be a part of an organization that plays such an important role in the evolution of microfinance.