Asia-Pacific Development Journal

The Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is published twice a year by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The primary objective of the APDJ is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development issues and concerns facing the region and aims to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation. The APDJ provides a scholarly means for bringing together research work by eminent social scientists and development practitioners from the region and beyond for use by a variety of stakeholders. The Journal aims to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation in the region.


Does product diversification and emphasis on profitability in microfinancing alleviate poverty?

Microfinancing institutions (MFIs) are likely to change their management policies and focus more on profitability and product diversification as they mature and expand in size because of a number of reasons, including among them, donor pressure and/or lack of funding to expand. The present study empirically tests whether such changes occur in MFIs over time and how these changes affect their performance with regard to alleviating poverty.


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