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MFA - Lao Microfinance Association

Research & Studies

Studies & Reports

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Microfinance Statistics 2015_ NERI, BOL, GIZ
The Global Microscope 2015: The enabling environment for financial inclusion
Measuring Performance of Microfinance Institution _ The SEEP Network
Rural Finance in Laos. GIZ Experience in Remote Rural Areas_GIZ 2012
Microfinance Statistics 2012_ NERI, BOL, GIZ
Microfinance in Laos 2011_NERI, BOL, GIZ
Microfinance in Laos 2009_NERI, BOL, GIZ
Handbook Operating Village Banks_GIZ
Sector-Wide Microfinance Education & Training Strategy_SBFIC 2014
Global Microscope_EIU 2014
Annual Economic Report BOL 2013_English
Financial Inclusion_The World Bank 2013
Lao PDR_Rural Finance Sector Development Program_ADB 2013
Microcredit Interest Rates and Their Determinants_CGAP 2013
Microfinance in the Lao PDR 2012_MPI_NERI-BOL 2012
Fin Performance of Lao Banking Sector_BOL 2012
Global Findex Database_The World Bank 2012
The rural and microfinance sector of the Lao PDR_ADB 2011
Validation Report Banking Sector Reform Program_ADB 2011
Village Banks in Vientiane Capital_SBFIC 2010
Measuring Financial Inclusion_The World Bank 2010
Microfinance Industry Report Lao PDR 2010_FDC 2010
Does Microcredit really help poor people_CGAP 2010
Transforming NGO MFI CGAP 2008
Banking on Mobiles_CGAP 2008
Community-Managed Loan Funds_CGAP 2006
Guiding Principles on Regulation and Supervision_CGAP 2003
Strategies for Business Development of Consulting Companies in the LaoPDR


Briefing Papers

Delinquency Management: Briefing Papers

This paper communicates in accessible terms the key reasons for delinquency, explanations on what it is and how to deal with it. The main topics considered can be seen in the list below:

What does a healthy Loan Portfolio look like?
Portfolio at risk
How healthy are loan portfolios in Lao MFIs?
What are the main causes of delinquency?
What steps should MFIs take to reduce delinquency?
I want to do something about our delinquency problem. How should I get started?

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MFI Board Governance Briefing Note

The MFI Board Governance Briefing note, explains in accessible and simple terms the importance and the primary elements of good board governance. The note responds to the following questions and headings:

What is governance and why is it important?
What are the roles and responsibilities of board members?
Different governance structures
Getting the Right People on Board. What skills do we need?
Tips for Effective Board Meetings
Financial and Operational Performance
Managing the CEO
What to do to improve the way a board functions

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Institutional Development of Lao MFIs during 2008-2010

This paper presents an overview of the institutional development performance of Lao MFIs during the period 2008 to 2010. Baseline assessments were conducted during September 2008 and April 2009 with 18 MFIs/SCUs that partnered with the BoL-ADB Catalyzing Microfinance for the Poor Project, with follow- up assessments conducted in November 2011. The assessment tool covering approximately 60 areas of institutional capacity across 7 categories, namely: Governance, Strategic Management, Clients, Products & Marketing, Social Performance & External Relations, Human Resources, Portfolio and Financial Management. The results presented in the following sections average out the scores for all MFIs within each of the 3 institutional type groupings: Deposit-Taking MFIs (DTMFI), Non Deposit-Taking MFIs (NDTMFI), and Savings and Credit Unions (SCU). Naturally some MFIs scored well above the average in their grouping and others below.

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