Accion Poverty Outreach Findings & Analysis: Bancosol, Bolivia
ACCION InSight Series, No. 13, February 2005
14 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2006
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
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