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Trends in Cross-Border Funding

Posted by Guest Editor, via CGAP authors Barbara Gähwiler and Alice Nègre on Thursday, January 5, 2012, In : News 
Microfinance funding is becoming more transparent. More than 60 microfinance funders regularly report information on their microfinance portfolio to CGAP, and extensive data are available on microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs) through Symbiotics and MicroRate. 

In 2011, CGAP surveyed the 20 largest microfinance funders, which represented over 85% of commitments reported in the previous survey year. Based on the findings of that survey and previous surveys, this Brief describes global trend...
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To Pay, or Not to Pay?

Posted by Ana M on Wednesday, July 14, 2010,
By Maria Fernanda Rivera

For the past two years, Microfinance Organizations (MFIs) in Nicaragua and some of its clients have been at odds concerning overdue loans. This tension resulted in the creation of the “No Payment Movement” (NPM), which manifested itself in street protests, some violent, and culminated with the creation of a Moratorium Law. Both sides lobbied heavily. Some are more content than others with the resolution, but more importantly this was an eye-opening opportunity for...
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