Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science

Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Asia: DEA based Efficiency Analysis

Authors
Farhana Ferdousi
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Farhana Ferdousi
Available Online December 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.23How to use a DOI?
Keywords
microfinance institutions, data envelopment analysis, constant return to scale, variable return to scale
Abstract
The paper attempted to investigate the comparative performance of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in three Asian countries namely Bangladesh, India and China. Based on data envelopment analysis, best practice MFIs have been identified and their efficiency determinants also have been investigated by using tobit regression analysis. Findings revealed that MFIs in China and India performs more efficiently than that of Bangladesh under constant return to scale technology but under variable return to scale technology MFIs in Bangladesh perform more efficiently than others. Moreover, regression analysis confirms that the performance of MFIs in terms of total assets and financial performance in terms of profitability is critical for sustainable and efficient development of MFIs.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2013
ISBN
978-90786-77-90-1
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.23How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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