ISBN 9788132108900,Microfinance India(2012) : The Social Performance Report 2012

Microfinance India(2012) : The Social Performance Report 2012



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788132108900

ISBN-10 8132108906


Number of Pages 152 Pages
Language (English)


Microfinance India: The Social Performance Report is an account of the developments in responsible finance and social performance space in India. The report captures the essence of policy, strategy and practice elements of social performance in the sector. The Social Performance Report 2012 talks about the different approaches of stakeholders to the issue of improving customer protection and increasing the focus of the sector on customer welfare. It evaluates the existing products and documents the new products that are being tested or mainstreamed, which will meet the demand of customers to a greater extent. The report highlights the role of lenders and investors and the need for their participation in institutionalizing responsible finance practices. It takes stock of the impact of microfinance and provides insights into what microfinance institutions measure, review and use to redesign their business models in relation to responsible finance. The report looks at the changes that have taken place, the changes that are necessary and the need for stakeholder collaboration to ensure customer welfare. Product Description About the Author Girija Srinivasan started her career as a development banker after a master's degree in business administration. After 12 years of development banking, Srinivasan turned to international consulting in development finance and has been a leading international consultant in development finance and rural livelihoods in India and abroad for the last 17 years. She has authored handbooks and manuals on group-based approaches in microfinance and co-authored two books on community-owned microfinance institutions and SHG federations.