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The effects of religion on development efforts : evidence from the microfinance industry and a research agenda

Type: Article
Author(s): Mersland, Roy, D\'Espallier, Bert, Supphellen, Magne
Publisher: Elsevier
Pub. year: 2013
Keywords: microcredit, religion, development, development finance, financial institutions
Lead: Based on data from the microfinance industry to study performance differences between Christian and secular Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), this study finds that Christian MFIs have significantly lower funding costs and consistently underperform in terms of financial profit indicators.
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