Sub-Saharan Africa Microfinance Analysis and Benchmarking Report 2010
The Sub-Saharan Africa Microfinance Analysis and Benchmarking Report 2010 presents the latest regional trends and recent developments throughout the region based on a sample of 181 MFIs and spanning 41 countries. The report begins with an overview of the market with an examination of supply side issues, the policy environment, and cross-border funding flows. It then focuses on retail financial service providers, exploring growth trends, financial performance, and funding structure. In addition, for the first time in this series of reports, we are including information on social performance indicators, which highlights the practice of translating an MFIs’ mission into measurable outcomes and setting policies and procedures to manage social performance.
Written in partnership with CGAP, the Sub-Saharan Africa Microfinance Analysis and Benchmarking Report 2010 details the high risk and falling returns experienced by MFIs in the region as well as the significant role of large-scale commercial institutions. It investigates the expansion of innovative technology-enabled financial services as well as the increased focus on consumer protection and social performance. It also explores new and updated microfinance legislations and regulations enacted in 2010. For more about the performance of microfinance in Sub-Saharan Africa, read the full report here.