The Ultimate Balancing Act: Investor Confidence and Regulatory Considerations for Microfinance

  • Date Posted: February 22, 2011
  • Authors: Kate Druschel
  • Organizations/Projects: IRIS
  • Document Types: Policy, Technical Report
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

This microREPORT explores the legal and regulatory framework for MFI investment transactions and its impact on investor confidence in the transition to private capital. Drawing upon recent field visits to Uganda, Peru and the Philippines, the report attempts to address the questions: What regulatory practices promote investor confidence and provide the impetus to increase private investment in microfinance? At what point do legal and regulatory obstacles become too costly to bear and deter commercial investment in microfinance?