Performance Evaluation of Microfinance Institutions in Asia
The "philosophy and practice" of access to financial services by the poor and financially marginalized communities is generally believed to be an effective instrument against poverty and important policy intervention to promote gender mainstreaming. Conceptualization of poverty as restricted access to financial capital intensifies the importance of microfinance. Assessment of microfinance industry is imperative in many ways.
Institutional performance of MFIs is very important mechanism to evaluate institutional productivity and ‘monitor and compare’ its performance with other similar institutions for optimal policy agenda. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is widely emerging as a performance evaluation technique which can be used for measuring relative efficiency of decision-making units (DMU's). It is getting popular and widely used as an organizational performance evaluation technique in management, finance and economics. Some important areas of application of DEA are banking industry, insurance industry and microfinance institutions etc. This method is preferred over conventional methods of performance in multiple ways.
- To decompose the performance of microfinance institutions into commercial and social goals based on established and standard indicators.
- To dig out reasons why a microfinance institution within an industry is efficient or inefficient?
- To identify tracks of inefficiencies of microfinance institutions such as unskilled employees, high cost structure, inappropriate size, technological disadvantages etc
- To deduce important policy implications for IMFIs which are lagging behind their counter parts and peers?
Senior managers and practitioners of microfinance institutions, regulators, policy makers, academicians, higher studies students having interest in microfinance institutions, social investors, consultants, etc.
Benefits of the Training:
- Learn various concepts of efficiencies such as overall efficiency, pure technical efficiency, scale efficiency, relative efficiency, economic efficiency etc.
- Compare and rank a microfinance institution performance with other similar microfinance institution and peers.
- Hands-on practice on special software used for efficiency and performance assessment.
- Dig out what are the sources of inefficiencies of MFIs and how it can be cured?
Fees: Total fee: $2,000 (includes the course fee, all training materials and three‐night accommodation in single rooms for the time of training, two corporate tours of two big microfinance institutions in Dhaka).
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