The Microfinance Industry Needs an Infrastructure Fix: Summary of Findings and Recommendations

An investigation of the information infrastructure needed to support the sector

The global microfinance industry has built a comprehensive information infrastructure in the absence, originally, of distinct infrastructures for each country. This report looks at three elements: the MixMarket (MIX), which provides financial and social performance information on individual microfinance institutions (MFIs), the four specialized microfinance rating agencies, which perform on‐site ratings and certifications of financial and social performance, and Microfinance Transparency (MFT), which until recently provided information on product pricing by MFI.

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