Principles and practices for regulating and supervising microfinance

Sep 2004
This publication is aimed at bank supervisory authorities interested in or charged with developing a regulatory and supervisory framework for microfinance. It is intended to meet a growing demand for clearly identifiable principles and guidelines on how microfinance can be appropriately regulated and supervised. The growing awareness of the potential of microfinance, coupled with the emergence of several highly successful and fast-growing institutions, has effectively put the issue on the political agenda in most developing countries.