International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part E (2015)
Microfinance institutions in West Bengal: A Performance analysis
Dr. Sreemoyee Guha Roy
Microfinance has attracted much attention in the recent years. By resting on market incentives, microcredit is able to promote small scale investment that generates sufficient revenues from otherwise unrealized market activities while yielding a return on the amount lent. Measuring the performance of microfinance institutions (MFIs) is not a trivial task. Indeed, looking at the financial sustainability of an MFI only gives one feature of its performance. As many MFIs primarily exist in order to help the poorest people, one also has to include aspects of outreach in their performance. Hence, MFIs’ performance can be termed multidimensional. This paper illustrates how some statistical tools can offer new insights in the context of MFIs’ performance evaluation. The base variables are thus combined to produce different factors, each one representing a distinct dimension of performance.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sreemoyee Guha Roy. Microfinance institutions in West Bengal: A Performance analysis. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(6): 223-226.