Advanced Technologies for Microfinance: Solutions and by Arvind Ashta

By Arvind Ashta

In todays worldwide society, microfinance gives reduce source of revenue participants the chance to enhance their monetary scenario via a democratic, market-based method. complex applied sciences for Microfinance: ideas and demanding situations is the 1st publication to systematically handle technologys impression on microfinance. It discusses a large choice of expertise functions that would outline the following new release of the microfinance stream and it addresses the harsh questions surrounding expertise in microfinance. for example, what are the risks of technology-enabled microfinance and what's going to it suggest for the inclusiveness and empowerment of the provider? This dynamic assortment is a must have for somebody attracted to microfinance, even if you're a donor, lender, or investor.

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Now, the BPL card is an important form of identification, which entitles the holder to a variety of benefits including subsidized food and fuel, and the entire system has been demonstrably compromised. The same holds with Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards issued by the Income Tax department, with millions of fake cards and numbers being unearthed by investigative agencies. It is important to understand the serious problem faced in ground level implementation by Governmental agencies which are charged with the responsibility of issuing such critical forms of identity proof.

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2001). The Microfinance Revolution: Sustainable Finance for the Poor. Washington, DC: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. , & Hovland, I. (2004). Tools for Policy Impact: A Handbook for Researchers. London: Overseas Development Institute. org/p/site/c/template. org/p/site/c/template. microfinancefocus. com/news/2009/08/16 last accessed on 14 Oct, 2009. 17 18 Chapter 2 Free & Open Source Software for Microfinance: Increasing Efficiency and Extending Benefits to the Poor Britta Augsburg The Institute for Fiscal Studies (Centre for Evaluation of Development Policies), UK Jan Philipp Schmidt United Nations University MERIT, The Netherlands Karuna Krishnaswamy Independent Consultant, India ABStRACt In this chapter we investigate the potential of open source software to increase the impact of microfinance (MF) especially for the very poor.

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