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Related ResourcesThe Emerging Market-Led Microfinance Agenda
This note discusses the shift towards a market led approach in microfinance. It raises several questions relating to clients’ shifts in preferences, their exit and switching over to competitors’ products. This note identifies three components of market led approach—the...
Savings BookletOptimising Performance and Efficiency Series Author: MicroSave
Published: March 12, 2010
The Savings is the third publication under the Optimising Performance and Efficiency (OPE) Series. The OPE Series brings together key insights and ideas on specific topics, with clear objective of providing microfinance practitioners with practical and actionable advice.
This Savings Booklet brings together a set of brief publications which delve into MicroSave's rich sectoral expertise and experience and combines it with the views and opinions of leading practitioners so as to stress on the need for savings services among the underprivileged clients, highlight the opportunities presented for delivery of such services and some challenges encountered in the provision of savings services to the poor. It highlights many of the opportunities, needs, issues and challenges facing those who would provide appropriate, market-led savings services for the poor.
The compendium is divided into three main sections:
- The Demand for Savings Services Amongst the Poor
- Opportunities and Challenges of Supplying Savings Services to the Poor
- Regulatory Issues