Microfinance Information Exchange

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Publications

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MicroBanking Bulletin

MicroBanking Bulletin

Read features on critical microfinance industry topics written by MIX staff, microfinance practitioners and academics.

MIX Microfinance World

MIX Microfinance World

Find microfinance country, regional, and/or global analysis

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PRIZMA Shuttered by FBA (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Date: 
October 2014
Author(s): 
Agharazi Babayev, MIX Regional Manager of Eastern Europe and Central Asia

To read more on the microfinance market in Bosnia & Herzegovina, additional reports are available at the Bosnia Country Page on MIX Market.

Social Performance Data Quality at MFIs in India

Date: 
September 2014
Author(s): 
Armonia Pierantozzi, Social Performance Analyst; Michael W. Krell, Social Performance Analysis and Data Management Lead

This is the second installment of a two-part series focused on the performance of Indian MFIs reporting social data to MIX. The first installment is available here.

Introduction

State of Social Performance in India: Select Findings

Date: 
August 2014
Author(s): 
Jacqueline Foelster, Social Performance Analyst; Armonia Pierantozzi, Social Performance Analyst; Michael W. Krell, Social Performance Analysis and Data Management Lead

This is the first installment of a two-part series focused on the performance of Indian MFIs reporting social data to MIX.

Introduction

Beyond Good Intentions: Measuring Impact Investment and Social Performance in Microfinance

Date: 
June 2014
Author(s): 
Micol Pistelli and Armonia Pierantozzi (MIX), Malika Hamadi (University of Sassari)

Beyond Good Intentions: Measuring Impact Investment and Social Performance in Microfinance uses MIX’s extensive MFI funding structure information to determine whether various levels of “social” funding (i.e. funding from self-identified impact—as opposed to commercial—investors) are associated with differences in MFI social orientation, capacity to report on social outcomes, and financial performance.

Latin American and the Caribbean Microfinance Market Trends 2008-2013

Date: 
June 2014
Author(s): 
Renso Martínez Ramírez, Operations Manager and Regional Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean

Tendencias 2008–2013 del mercado microfinanciero en América Latina y el Caribe

Date: 
June 2014
Author(s): 
Renso Martínez Ramírez, Operations Manager and Regional Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean

Andhra Pradesh's split creates two new states, but questions remain

Date: 
May 2014
Author(s): 
Amit Mittal, Lead Analyst, Asia Region

Andhra Pradesh's split creates two new states, but questions remain

A Clearer Picture of Nigeria with New MIX Financial Inclusion Data Visualization Tool

Date: 
April 2014
Author(s): 
Xavier Martin, Financial Inclusion Consultant

In recent years, we have seen a proliferation of data in the field of financial inclusion, in part generated through the advent of new technologies (mapping and georeferencing among them), and thanks to an infusion of crucial investments. Well-calibrated policy choices depend on such data, but the link between policy and information comes in the form of analysis that transforms data into applicable knowledge.

Microfinance Americas: The top 100 of 2013

Date: 
October 2013
Author(s): 
Renso Martínez Ramírez, Operations Manager and Regional Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the IDB Group, and MIX are submitting for the tenth consecutive year the annual ranking of the leading microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Latin America and the Caribbean, Microfinance Americas: The Top 100, 2013 edition.

Microfinanzas Américas: Las 100 mejores de 2013

Date: 
October 2013
Author(s): 
Renso Martínez Ramírez, Gerente de operaciones y Gerente regional del MIX para América Latina y el Caribe

El Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (FOMIN), miembro del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y el Microfinanc Information Exchange, Inc. (MIX) presentan por décimo año consecutivo el ranking anual de las principales instituciones microfinancieras (IMF) de América Latina y el Caribe: Microfinanzas Américas: las 100 mejores, edición 2013.