Principles and practices of microfinance governance

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This paper provides an introduction to the governance issues affecting microfinance institutions and the difficulties they have in balancing social impact with financial objectives. Different types of Board involvement are described, together with a review of the roles and responsibilities of Boards of Directors. The paper includes a section on how to achieve best practices in microfinance governance with respect to board membership, committee structure and procedures.

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