Bridging the Finance Gap: Accion's Experience with Guarantee Funds for Microfinance Institutions

ACCION InSight Series, No. 15, September 2005

18 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2006

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Jorge de Angulo

ACCION International

Cesar Lopez

ACCION International

Abstract

This InSight analyzes ACCION's experience with its guarantee fund, the Latin American Bridge Fund. It addresses the factors that helped or hindered its success and discusses the factors that led ACCION to revise the original Bridge Fund concept and create the new Global Bridge Fund in 2005. Among the questions this report addresses are: how well the Bridge Funds helped microfinance institutions access commercial capital, the sustainability of the Fund itself and the returns the Fund has provided to its investors.

Keywords: bridge fund, microfinance, microcredit, MFI, ACCION, guarantee fund

JEL Classification: N86, O16

Suggested Citation

de Angulo, Jorge and Lopez, Cesar, Bridging the Finance Gap: Accion's Experience with Guarantee Funds for Microfinance Institutions. ACCION InSight Series, No. 15, September 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=906591

Jorge De Angulo (Contact Author)

ACCION International ( email )

56 Roland Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02129

Cesar Lopez

ACCION International ( email )

56 Roland Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02129
United States

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