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Entries in microfinance guidelines (3)

Tuesday
Jan182011

Tying the Knot

A Guide to Mergers in Microfinance

An in-depth look at a merger process in Armenia in order to examine the pros and cons, explore the lessons learned, and articulate some guidelines for other MFIs that might be contemplating a merger or similar strategic move in the future.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Principled Practices in Microfinance

CRS has a niche in the microfinance industry, but we can lose sight, from time to time, of why we do what we do. This guide reminds us of the bigger why. It has two purposes for two audiences: First, it is an attempt to get those who are consumed with the "here and now" to glance up and remember why we are in the business of microfinance. Second, it spells out to newcomers, or even seasoned practitioners new to CRS, the principles that guide our work.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

The Board Rules

Founding an MFI Board

As microfinance providing institutions transition to formal, local organizations, decisions about governance and ownership become major issues. This book provides guidance that makes the process a less daunting task.

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