Microfinance Research

All Eyes on Microfinance Asset Quality

Microfinance Global Valuation Survey 2010

The global economic downturn has dispelled the notion that microfinance institutions and their clients are insulated from economic shocks, but despite the challenges, the "still nascent" equity market in microfinance remained active with 42 transactions taking place in the 12 months ending September 2009.

The analysis comes in a joint research report, "All Eyes on Microfinance Asset Quality: Microfinance Global Valuation Survey," issued by J.P. Morgan in partnership with CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor), a World Bank group.  Even with the current market uncertainties, and with a recent deterioration in asset quality at microfinance institutions, the authors believe "the long-term outlook for equity investment in microfinance will remain positive."

 

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This report is the result of a collaborative effort between J.P. Morgan and CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor). CGAP is an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world's poor. CGAP is supported by over 30 development agencies and private foundations who share a common mission to alleviate poverty. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP provides market intelligence, promotes standards, develops innovative solutions and offers advisory services to governments, microfinance providers, donors, and investors.

 
 

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