This book brings together empirical evidences and theoretical perspectives to provide a comprehensive overview of the microfinance sector in India. The essays in the volume:
- focus on the application of information and communication technology (ICT) solutions in microfinance institutions to strengthen the savings movement and widen credit access to the poor and marginalized sections of society;
- present case studies on self-help group (SHG) movements, federations and SHG-Bank Linkage programmes;
- propose measures for strengthening regulatory and governance structures of the microfinance sector; and
- identify linkages between overall financial inclusion and the contribution of microfinance institutions (MFIs).
The volume will be indispensable for scholars and researchers of microeconomics, South Asian economics and development economics as well as professionals and aspirants in the microfinance, rural banking and financial inclusion sectors.