Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh

Author
Quayes, Shakil · Khalily, Baqui
Published print 2014
Journal Economics Bulletin
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Abstract

This study presents an empirical analysis of the cost efficiency of a sample of microfinance institutions (MFIs) operating in Bangladesh. These MFIs substantially vary in size and can also be characterized by their affiliation with donor and funding agencies. Therefore, the measurement of their performance poses an important challenge for the donor agencies and policymakers. Using stochastic frontier models in the measurement of the level of efficiency for the MFIs, the study suggests that larger MFIs are more efficient with some evidence of a trade-off between efficiency and outreach.

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Title
Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh
Author
Quayes, Shakil · Khalily, Baqui
Year
2014
Journal
Economics Bulletin
Published print
2014
Published
2014-07-12
Type
Research Article
Language
eng
Keywords
Microfinance Institution · Efficiency · Frontier Model · Financial Institutions And Services · Economic Development
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