Accion Poverty Outreach Findings & Analysis: Bancosol, Bolivia

ACCION InSight Series, No. 13, February 2005

14 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2006

See all articles by Rekha M. Reddy

Rekha M. Reddy

ACCION International

David Dewez

ACCION International

Sandra Neisa

ACCION International

Abstract

This report presents ACCION's findings regarding the poverty levels of microfinance clients at BancoSol, Bolivia. The third in a series of poverty analyses, the authors analyze client expenditure data to evaluate client poverty levels relative to national and international poverty lines. The study also identifies indicators that can be used as proxies for poverty, and compares the data collected during credit evaluations to data collected through a more detailed household survey for the same client population. Finally, a system is presented that makes use of credit evaluation data to automatically generate reports on outreach and client performance by poverty level. Such a system enables BancoSol to gain improved understanding of how their client base is changing over time and to develop products and policies to better serve poorer clients.

Keywords: Bolivia, microfinance, microcredit, ACCION, poverty

JEL Classification: I32, N86

Suggested Citation

Reddy, Rekha M. and Dewez, David and Neisa, Sandra C., Accion Poverty Outreach Findings & Analysis: Bancosol, Bolivia. ACCION InSight Series, No. 13, February 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=906589

Rekha M. Reddy (Contact Author)

ACCION International ( email )

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David Dewez

ACCION International ( email )

56 Roland Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02129

Sandra C. Neisa

ACCION International ( email )

56 Roland Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02129

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