Many international donors propagate the belief that Universal Health Coverage (UHC) can be achieved by enlarging the private health-care sector in low-income countries. Oxfam suggests that there are serious failings Continue Reading
How can a MFI manage to have a commercial status and still target “vulnerable” people as a core client group?
When loans are extended to “vulnerable” people, too many of them are left overindebted – this could lead to a highly risky credit crisis. If microfinance institutions need to develop […]Continue Reading
Striking a balance between affordable rates and satisfactory profitability in microfinance institutions
The interest rates charged by microfinance institutions (MFIs) are calculated on the basis of their financial situations and profitability targets. To make these rates more affordable for their low income […]Continue Reading
Microfinance has aroused widespread enthusiasm over the past 20 years. Its specific credit methodology (group solidarity, small loans, etc…) was thought to solve a number of informational problems on the […]Continue Reading
Veolia designs and implements specific programs for access to water, sanitation and electricity services for all. Water tariff policies are core to the success of programs to develop access to […]Continue Reading
Although public-private partnerships may have achieved relatively disappointing results in terms of extending access to water for poor populations, the arrival of private operators has nevertheless often allowed Continue Reading