An Appraisal of Risk Management Practices of Microfinance Institutions in Ghana

Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol. 5, No. 6, 2014

8 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2014

Date Written: March 31, 2014

Abstract

The inherent features of microfinance institution (MFIs) afford these institutions the potential to absorb semi-skilled labour and to nurture and promote small scale enterprises. However, in the Ghanaian economy, these benefits are not forthcoming due to the high failure rate of MFIs. Relevant literatures were reviewed to bring out salient issues on the subject matter of this paper. The chief source of information for this write up is secondary method of data collection. It was discovered that the impediments to MFIs success includes numerous and varied obstacles. Studies conducted confirmed MFIs management ignorant pertaining to the risks their organizations face with risk management techniques deployed reactively and ineffectively. By embedding a structured approach to enterprise risk management within MFIs, potential benefits such as reducing the over-management of risks and organizational alignment towards the microfinance institution's vision can be realized.

Suggested Citation

Boateng, Akwasi A. and Boateng, Gilbert O., An Appraisal of Risk Management Practices of Microfinance Institutions in Ghana (March 31, 2014). Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol. 5, No. 6, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2537759

Akwasi A. Boateng

Cape Coast Polytechnic ( email )

Gilbert O. Boateng (Contact Author)

Takoradi Polytechnic ( email )

P. O. Box 256
Takoradi, Western Region 233
Ghana

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