Where Angels Prey

Where Angels Prey is a novel by Ramesh S Arunachalam. Please refer to www.whereangelsprey.com for more information

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The award of free points in microfinance code of conduct assessments

Ramesh S Arunachalam

It is meaningless that the COCA tool rewards mere existence of policy and/or management statements of policy implementation when it should be really looking at solid evidence in support of implementation of the voluntary codes of conduct on the ground

An earlier Moneylife article (Have sophisticated thermometers ever reduced the temperature?) raised the issue of how the fastest growing NBFC-MFIs received higher (better) code of conduct assessments (COCA) scores in relation to the lower growth and not-for-profit counterparts. This peculiar finding has necessitated a close analysis of the eight SIDBI-World Bank sponsored code of conduct assessments found in the public domain (http://www.sidbi.com/micro/codeofconduct.html)

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