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Rentabilidad versus profundidad del alcance: un análisis de las entidades microfinancieras peruanas, 2006-2011

Profitability and depth of outreach: analysis of the Peruvian microfinance organizations, 2006-2011

Ady Aguilar and Francisco Galarza ()

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Abstract: The rise of commercialization in microfinance we have witnessed in the last two decades has revived the debate about the trade-off between the sustainability and depth of outreach of the Microfinance Organizations (MFOs). We find evidence of such trade-off for the Peruvian MFOs (meaning that greater sustainability is attained at the expense of reducing the depth of outreach), a result that is entirely explained by the formal, regulated, MFOs. The inexistence of such trade-off for the unregulated MFOs (NGOs) is consistent with a profitable portfolio management, attained while still attending low-income individuals (no mission drift).

Keywords: Microfinance; sustainability; depth of outreach; Peru (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 O16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-06
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