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Returns to Islamic microfinance: evidence from a randomized experiment in Pakistan / Maazullah (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam), Arjun S. Bedi (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserMaazullah In Wikipedia suchen nach Maazullah ; Bedi, Arjun Singh In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Arjun Singh Bedi
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, August 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10965
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-138115 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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The global microfinance movement is driven by the claim that once poor micro- entrepreneurs are provided access to capital, they will be able to generate high returns. The existing evidence on returns to capital is mixed and too limited to substantiate this claim. This paper reports on a field experiment conducted in Pakistan, in co-operation with Akhuwat microfinance, in which interest free loans were randomly provided to microenterprises. We find that treatment leads to a significant increase in working capital and in business profits. Using randomized treatment as an instrument for capital, we find average monthly returns to capital of 8.6 to 11.9 a month. These returns are substantially higher than the interest rates charged by microfinance institutions in Pakistan