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Microfinance for Development

Course Code INTD-722
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the microfinance industry from theoretical and practical perspectives. It focuses on the specific challenges in microfinance and how it differs from retail banking. The course also looks at the rates charged to clients, the critical success factors, the track record of performance and ethical considerations that should be incorporated in the analysis of the performance of a microfinance institution. Discussions will also be on recent initiatives and future trends of the industry.