The Sustainability And Outreach Performance Of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions: Does Scale Of Outreach Matter?

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Author
Letenah Ejigu

Abstract:
This study analyzes sustainability and outreach performance of Ethiopian MFIs using scale of outreach as a classification variable. Performance is compared against local and international benchmarks and across time. Secondary data of 13 MFIs collected for 6 years (2003-2008) is used for analysis. The result reveals scale of outreach matters when performance is compared against local benchmarks. It further indicates the presence of commercial and social oriented MFI clusters. Comparison with international benchmarks shows mixed evidence across scale of outreach, but the whole industry is weak in terms of depth of outreach. The trend analysis indicates the industry suffers from lack of clear women targeting policy and erratic profitability as measured by ROA.

Publisher:Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
ISBN/ISSN:1993-3681
Primary Descriptors:MFIs

Secondary Descriptor:Sustainability

Geographic Descriptors:Ethiopia
Cataloge Date:10/21/2013
Broad Subject heading:Microfinance
Call Number:330.05 ETH JOU
Serial Key Title:Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Publication catagory:Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Content type:EEA Publication
Volume:XXI
Year:April 2012
Publication date:2013-03-01 00:00:00
PDF file: THE SUSTAINABILITY AND OUTREACH PERFORMANCE.pdf
Number:1
Place of publication:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Semiannual
Current frequency:Serial
Author: Letenah Ejigu