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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Microfinance: A Practitioner's Handbook

Edited by: Ranajoy Basu

ISBN13: 9781905783977
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Globe Law and Business
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00

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The microfinance sector has survived the risks posed by the global economic crisis and the controversy of the industry’s mission. Amid changing perceptions of microfinance as a panacea to eradicating global poverty, many positives remain in the quest to achieve a sustainable microfinance sector, which combines its social objectives with the demands of the commercial world in which it operates. Today, however, the sector is at a crossroads, with many questions over the future direction it will take.

This timely book seeks to answer those questions by drawing on the views of different market participants, which will help to shape the road ahead. Specific chapters provide a broad spectrum of opinion on challenges and key issues, including the future of the microfinance sector and consideration of the sector from an investor’s perspective, while also dealing with more specific areas, including regulation of the sector, the role of innovations such as mobile banking, governance and sustainability, and the role of capital markets for financing – each of which will be critical for the growth of a sustainable microfinance sector. The book also provides a thoughtful analysis of the crisis in Indian microfinance and the lessons to be learned.

Edited by Ranajoy Basu, a senior structured finance and capital markets lawyer who also spearheads the global social impact finance group at Reed Smith, this unique publication provides practical, commercial and candid guidance from an array of thought leaders in the microfinance sector. It will serve as a useful guide to the vital issues and will assist the reader in grasping the challenges and trends that will underpin the growth of this evolving and growing sector.

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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction and overview
What is microfinance and its various types
Microfinance and its discontents – hurdles and key issues
Business model evolution
Shari’a compliant microfinance

Part II. Financing and commercialisation - Microfinance from an investor’s perspective
Microfinance and capital markets

Part III. Governance and regulation
Governance and sustainability of microfinance institutions
Microfinance regulation: government intervention versus self-regulation

Part IV. Impact and analysis
The empowerment of rural women through microfinance
Microfinance investment vehicles and social performance
The strength of weak ties in microfinance

Part V. Developments and trends
Microfinance and the impact of mobile banking
The crisis in Indian microfinance
The future of microfinance
Microfinance 2.0 and the empowerment of rural women
Microfinance without Borders