Mekong Strategic Partners
The Goldilocks Conundrum: Are MFI Returns in Cambodia Too High, Too Low or About Right?
Updated: Jun 10, 2020
The MFI sector in Cambodia is one of the best performing MFI sectors globally, delivering high returns (22% ROE) and high growth (48% loan growth) in 2013.
It has significantly outperformed the bank sector in Cambodia in terms of growth and returns. It has achieved this while charging interest rates that are towards the low end of the spectrum for MFIs globally, with a level of transparency and a pro-poor approach that is amongst the best in the world. It has significantly increased financial inclusion, and nearly 90% of MFI lending is outside of Phnom Penh.
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