ReportsApril 10, 2013

Microfinance Institution TIER Definitions

MicroRate proposes a tier system that defines MFI peer groups by institutional maturity to provide a foundation for industry analysis and informed dialogue.

The system is based on a three-tier structure that applies three simple, objective indicators that, together, act as proxies for MFI maturity. The three indicators are sustainability (return on assets, RoA), size (total assets in U.S. dollars) and transparency (level of regulation/reporting).

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