COMMENT|Debbie Dean|Microlinks Group DiscussionFri, June 8, 2012 08:10
Thank you to everyone for this insightful discussion.
COMMENT|Debbie Dean|Microlinks Group DiscussionThu, June 7, 2012 12:00
I would like to add to Niranjans list. A key ingredient that is fundamentally missing from the MFIs that weve worked with is a formal marketing function. Without this, these institutions will continue to struggle on how they can communicate their brand, new products, value propositions for those...
COMMENT|Debbie Dean|Microlinks Group DiscussionWed, June 6, 2012 22:18
Grameen Foundation is doing quite a bit of data collection using mobile phones for our work in Uganda with our Agriculture program known as Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) program which collects information on questions farmers are asking about disease, market pricing, fertilizer, etc. We have a...
COMMENT|Debbie Dean|Microlinks Group DiscussionWed, June 6, 2012 10:08
Unfortunately, the more players that are interested in going down market to service poor clients, more and more MFIs are going to find themselves in competition with banks, telcos, retail stores, etc. So the question is how can MFIs who have the right mission and ability to execute reach as many...
COMMENT|Debbie Dean|Microlinks Group DiscussionTue, June 5, 2012 15:15
Here is the link to the paper I sited.