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Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2011 presents the growth of the microfinance sector in India in its entirety. It offers in-depth, well-researched and thoroughly analysed evidence on how the sector has made an impact at various levels of the economy and society. The report provides most recent statistical data relating to the sector's growth and expansion across models. It highlights perspectives on current issues and documents new interests, new investments and innovations in the sector. The report collects information from authoritative sources, studies and reports on the sector and field studies on specific developments of interests. It also brings perspectives from key policy makers through exclusive interviews.
Highlighting on more topical themes, this year's report begins with an overview of the microfinance sector, which faced significant problems during 2010-11. It then evaluates the performances of the SHG and MFI models and discusses thematic issues such as social performance management and financial inclusion in detail. The Andhra Pradesh events have been covered in depth in an exclusive chapter. The newly launched National Rural Livelihoods Mission has been critically examined for the first time in this year's report.
As the best reference book on the annual trends and progress of the Indian microfinance sector, this report is a must for every microfinance practitioner.
About the Author
N Srinivasan has been involved with the Development Finance and Rural Development sectors for three decades. He has been associated with several policy and strategy initiatives during his tenure with the RBI and NABARD, of which he was Chief General Manager for seven years. He has also authored the Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2008 and 2009 brought out by ACCESS Development Services and published by SAGE Publications. He is presently a leading consultant engaged with the World Bank, CGAP, IFAD, ADB, UNDP, UNOPS, GTZ, Microsave and the Government of India. As an advisor, he is on the boards of institutions in the microfinance sector in India and abroad in various capacities such as trustee and director.