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Impact of Regulation on the Cost Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh


Paper No:22

Author:M. A. Baqui Khalily, M. Abdul Khaleque and S. Badruddoza

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Pages:32

The increasing recognition of microfinance as an instrument of poverty alleviation has created numerous microfinance institutions (henceforth, MFIs) in Bangladesh. Over the past two decades, these institutions have grown both horizontally and vertically. Some 750 plus MFIs are operating with a network of over 17 thousand branches in Bangladesh, but only top five MFIs control around 60 percent of the microcredit market. Although there were dominating arguments for regulation, MFIs in Bangladesh were less interested in formal regulatory framework as they perceived self-regulation as effective mechanism and apprehended that a formal regulation will limit their independence, make them less cost effective, and might affect their ultimate goal of poverty alleviation and sustainability.

 
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