In this video, Richard Rosenberg, consultant to CGAP, highlights the biggest findings of “Portfolios of the Poor”. Richard notes that the book changes the earlier perspectives on the impact of microfinance on poor.
In this video, Richard Rosenberg, consultant to CGAP, talks about the value proposition of microfinance and how this relates to the price for financial services. He highlights the usage of loans for consumption purpose instead of income generation or investment, and also notes that the usage is much more varied.
Compartamos Controversy Leadership and Responsibilities
In this video Richard Rosenberg, consultant to CGAP, discusses how the Compartamos IPO affected investors and competitors, and whether the experience was a singular event or is likely to be repeated. He further explains the existence of social as well as commercial investors of Compartamos and their varied goals. He also discussed the relation between […]
Compartamos Controversy Leadership and Responsibilities Part 3
In this video Richard Rosenberg, consultant to CGAP, discusses the details behind Compartamos Controversy. He explains why profit was necessary to attract investors and what factors led to the controversy. In retrospect, he also reflects on what could have been done to avoid the crisis. Compartamos Bank Mexico is one of the leading MFIs in […]
Compartamos Controversy Leadership and Responsibilities Part 2
In this video Richard Rosenberg, consultant to CGAP, discusses the interest rate debate in the microfinance sector and what role it played in Compartamos Bank Mexico controversy – one of the leading MFI in Latin America. He also explained the institutional arrangement of Compartamos that governed the money flow. Explaining further, Richard says the political […]