An Institutional and Financial Perspective
The World Bank
Third printing July 2000
The Microfinance Handbook, one of the major products of the World Bank’s Sustainable Banking with the Poor Project, gathers and presents up-to-date knowledge directly or indirectly contributed by leading experts in the field of microfinance. It is intended as a comprehensive source for donors, policymakers, and practitioners, as it covers in depth matters pertaining to the regulatory and policy framework and the essential components of institutional capacity building-product design, performance measuring and monitoring, and management of microfinance institutions.