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IntelleCash-Arohan: Leading the Way in Consolidating the Microfinance Industry in India

On September 14, 2012, IntelleCash Microfinance Network Company (IntelleCash) announced that it had taken a majority stake in Arohan Financial Services (Arohan) and would consolidate the two businesses. We believe that the IntelleCash/Arohan transaction represents the “leading edge” of what is likely to be a growing trend toward consolidation in the Indian microfinance industry. As the industry slowly recovers and grows post the AP crisis, the new regulatory environment and the need for MFIs to be larger and more efficient will be primary drivers of this consolidation trend.

 

Published: 
October, 2012

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance Market in India

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise sector is crucial to India's economy.Although 95% of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise units are informal in nature, the contribution of the sector to India's GDP has been growing consistently at 11% per annum, higher than overall GDP growth of 7-8% . Poor infrastructure and inadequate market linkages are among key factors that have constrained the growth of the sector. However, lack of adequate and timely access to finance has continued to be the biggest challenge.

Published: 
August, 2012

On the Path to Sustainability and Scale: A Study of India's Social Enterprise Landscape

In India, social enterprises have become a national phenomenon in less than a decade, with a growing ecosystem of supporting players. Yet, despite this impressive growth, little is known about these social enterprises collectively: their geographic and sector distribution, business structure, stage of development, financial viability and funding sources.

Published: 
April, 2012

Indian Microfinance: Looking Beyond The AP Act and its Devastating Impact on the Poor

In December 2010 the Government of Andhra Pradesh (“AP”) passed a law (the “AP Act”, originally conceived in October 2010) which effectively shut down private sector microfinance in the State. The AP Government stated that its goal was to protect the poor. Now, 18 months later, the impact of the AP Act is clear: rather than protecting the poor, it has had the opposite effect, harming the poor by starving them of access to credit and basic financial services.

A study by Legatum Ventures, with contributions from Intellecap.

Published: 
March, 2012

Beyond Profit Special Issue: Property Rights, Identity and Dignity

Beyond Profit was a social enterprise magazine launched by Intellecap in 2009 to present the stories, people and ideas behind innovative social enterprises. It brought together first-hand insights and expert commentary across Intellecap's Focus Sectors and related themes.

Published: 
March, 2011

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