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

Yaoyao Fan, 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
Pages (from-to)264-280
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
Volume62
Early online date17 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

Keywords

  • microfinance institutions
  • Sharia-compliant product
  • Islamic
  • security design
  • religiosity
  • cross country
  • Microfinance institutions
  • Security design
  • Religiosity
  • Cross country
  • MATTER
  • GOVERNANCE
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY
  • PERFORMANCE
  • RISK
  • INSTITUTIONS
  • CAPITAL STRUCTURE
  • RELIGION
  • BANKS
  • EFFICIENCY

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