The Microcredit Summit Campaign has collected data for the State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report for 16 years and began verifying that data in 2000. The data provided comes from questions such as 1) what is the total number of active clients (clients with a current loan)? And 2) what is the total number of active clients who were among the poorest when they received their first loan? We requested answers to these and other questions for the actual time period as of December 31, 2012.
Table A: Figures as of December 31, 2012
The process of compiling the data for this report consists of 1) the circulation of Institutional Action Plans (IAPs) to thousands of practitioners, requesting their most recent data; 2) a phone campaign to more than 300 of the largest MFIs in the world to encourage submission; 3) a verification process seeking third-party corroboration of the data submitted by the largest MFIs; 4) data compilation and analysis; and 5) the writing and publication of the report.
Table B: The Trend of Fewer Clients Reached (December 31, 2010, to December 31, 2012)
Breakdown by Institution Size
In most cases, the data presented in this report is submitted by individual institutions. Some data, however, comes from network or umbrella institutions. To prevent double counting, the Campaign analyzes the data from these institutions to identify any potential duplication from their partners.
Table C: Reporting Institutions by Size (December 31, 2012)
Regional Breakdown of Microfinance Data
The data is heavily represented by outreach in Asia and the Pacific (88.79%), and in particular, in India (56.56%) and Bangladesh (16.83%).
Figure A: Poorest Clients by Region (December 31, 2012)
Table D: Data Reported by Region (December 31, 2012)
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- Taking Steps to Target the Poorest
- A Global Context for Extreme Poverty
- Microfinance & Health Providers Can Partner for Greater Results
- Commercial & Social Businesses Can Expand Value Chains to Include Those in Poverty
- Mobile Network Operators Can Build Systems that Reach the Poorest and Most Remote
- Regulators & Policymakers Can Build a National Ecosystem for Inclusion
- Social Support Payments Can Become a Bridge to Financial Inclusion
- Being Accountable for Results
- A Commitment to End Extreme Poverty by 2030
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