Publications | ELLA
12
Feb
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Microfinance Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean 2008-2013

This report from the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) offers a complete overview of the evolution of the microfinance industry in the LAC region between 2008 and 2013.

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19
Jan
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Making Women’s Work Visible: Finance for Rural Women

Women’s World Banking argues that serving rural women in Latin America is important for rural families and viable for financial institutions, but that it will take much more than replicating a loan or savings product that has been successful in an urban setting.

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4
Aug
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

ELLA Microfinance Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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10
Jun
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Social Efficiency in Peruvian Microfinance Institutions: A Semi-parametric Approach

This study by Giovanna Aguilar and Jhonatan Claussen of the Economics Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) aims to assess the social efficiency of microfinance institutions (MFIs) — regulated and non-regulated — in Peru.

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4
Jun
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

The Age of Microfinance: Destroying Latin American Economies from the Bottom Up

This article argues that the microfinance model that arrived in Latin America in the 1970s has proven, as elsewhere around the world, to be an almost wholly destructive economic and social policy intervention.

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2
May
2013
REVIEW

ELLA Expert Review: Microfinance in Latin America

Here Prof. Janina León Castillo of the Catholic University of Peru, offers her perspective on the ELLA research conducted on Latin America’s experience with microfinance.

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29
Apr
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Spotlight on Publications: Latin American Microfinance

The following selection presents some of the key publications focusing on the microfinance sector in Latin America. They address a variety of issues related to microfinance in the region, and highlight examples from a diverse group of Latin American countries.

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15
Apr
2013
BRIEF

Peruvian Microfinance’s Caja Municipal Model

The experience of Peru’s Cajas Municipales illustrates a potential growth path for microfinance firms and points to key lessons for sector development overall.

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10
Apr
2013
GUIDE

Guide to Microfinance in Latin America

Unique features of Latin America’s recent microfinance evolution - including innovations in regulations and technology - reflect lessons learned that may be interesting for other regions.

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28
Mar
2013
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS

Spotlight on Organisations: Latin American Microfinance

This document highlights some of the key organisations that focus on microfinance in the Latin American context. Together these organisations cover a wide range of themes, such as institutional innovation, rural microfinance and microfinance technology, and implement a variety of initiatives, from research and funding, to policy advocacy.

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14
Mar
2013
BRIEF

Latin America's Institutional and Regulatory Innovations for Microfinance Growth

Before the 1980s, the microfinance sector was virtually non-existent in Latin America, but now it grows at two-digit rates. How have institutional innovations played a role in this expansion?

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12
Feb
2013
BRIEF

Expanding Microfinance in Latin America’s Rural Areas

Rural finance has the potential to help poor people out of poverty, and Latin America has met that challenge in some unique ways.

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22
Jan
2013
BRIEF

Latin American Innovations in Microfinance Technology

In Latin America, innovations in microfinance come not only from new technology, but by focusing on the people and processes making use of that technology, achieving important advances in scale and reach.

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