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Efficiency Drivers of MFIs: The Role of Age


Christoph Kneiding


World Bank - Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP); German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Ignacio Mas


Independent

February 1, 2009

CGAP Brief, February 2009

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Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are becoming more efficient.1 Operating expenses are the most important cost component of MFIs. Institutional efficiency is generally measured by dividing operating expenses by the size of the loan portfolio. An MFI is usually regarded as having become more efficient when it lowers this indicator.

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Keywords: microfinance, access to finance, financial inclusion

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Date posted: March 6, 2011  

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Kneiding, Christoph and Mas, Ignacio, Efficiency Drivers of MFIs: The Role of Age (February 1, 2009). CGAP Brief, February 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1779025

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Christoph Kneiding
World Bank - Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) ( email )
1818 H St NW
Washington, DC
United States
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Mohrenstraße 58
Berlin, 10117
Germany
Ignacio Mas (Contact Author)
Independent ( email )
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