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Inclusive Finance India Report 2016

Inclusive Finance India Report 2016

First Edition
  • M. S. Sriram - Faculty, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore

February 2017 | 204 pages | SAGE India

Inclusive Finance India Report 2016 provides in-depth, well-researched, and well-analyzed evidence on how the financial inclusion agenda has progressed at various levels.

The report covers a review of the performance of diverse institutional initiatives working in inclusive finance—banks, specialized banks, self-help groups, and microfinance institutions. It also covers the initiatives in technology that address last-mile delivery as well as provides an overview of new initiatives.

The report focuses on a larger landscape of financial inclusion while continuing to report progress on microfinance in mainstream financial inclusion activity. It tracks the growth of financial inclusion across institutional structures and delivery models, provides a better understanding of the complexities of the sector, and contributes and informs the policy development process on inclusive finance. It also informs banks and investors, both national and international; highlights key issues that require the attention of the financial sector and policymakers; highlights the positive impact of the sector; and identifies policy and practice gaps on an annual basis. The report involves participation by the RBI, Ministry of Finance, banks, apex financial institutions, technology service providers, business correspondents, and diverse delivery models.

This is the best reference book on the annual trends and progress of the financial inclusion and microfinance sector. It includes data-based analysis of all streams of financial inclusion with the most current information in terms of numbers and developments and is a must read for every practitioner in the financial inclusion value chain.


Foreword by Vipin Sharma
A Review of the Banking System
Regional Rural Banks
A Review of PMJDY
Digital Financial Inclusion
Rural Cooperatives
Urban Cooperative Banks
India Post and the Inclusion Agenda
Review of SHG-Bank Linkage Programme
Review of Microfinance
MFIs to Banks: The Continuing Story of Transformation
Payments Banks and the Challenges
New Institutional Initiatives

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ISBN: 9789386062192