Security design, incentives, and Islamic microfinance: Cross country evidence

Yaoyao Fan (Corresponding Author), Kose John, Frank Hong Liu (Corresponding Author), Luqyan Tamannid

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Abstract

We provide cross country evidence from microfinance institutions (MFIs) that are Sharia-compliant and their comparisons with non-Sharia-compliant MFIs. We find that, compared with non-Sharia-compliant conventional MFIs, Sharia-compliant Islamic MFIs have less credit risk but are less profitable and financially sustainable, have better poverty outreach, and are less likely to ‘mission drift’. Our results highlight the differences in religiosity and security design between these two institutions. Our study also helps practitioners and policy makers improve the understanding of the difference between conventional and Islamic MFIs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
Early online date17 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Aug 2019

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Microfinance
Security design
Incentives
Microfinance institutions
Poverty
Politicians
Credit risk
Religiosity
Outreach

Keywords

  • microfinance institutions
  • Sharia-compliant product
  • Islamic
  • security design
  • religiosity
  • cross country

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Security design, incentives, and Islamic microfinance : Cross country evidence. / Fan, Yaoyao (Corresponding Author); John, Kose; Liu, Frank Hong (Corresponding Author); Tamannid, Luqyan .

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