The microfinance sector is considered an important contributor to the expansion of formal financial systems. It also should play a significant role in promoting greater sustainable development. Consequently, the objective of this Special Issue is to examine the microfinance phenomenon and institutions from a comprehensive approach, which includes the financial, environmental, social, and governance dimensions (FESG) of sustainability.
This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers addressing, among others, concerns linked to: (i) microfinance institutions and transparency; (ii) environmental impact of microfinance; (iii) social impact of microfinance; (iv) governance mechanisms in microfinance institutions; (v) microfinance and social cohesion; (vi) gender and microfinance; (vii) poverty alleviation and microfinance; and (viii) holistic approaches to microfinance institution assessment.
The aim of the research papers in this volume is to promote an integrative approach to foster sustainable management policies and practices in the microfinance industry. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
The special issue is open for submission. Information on how you can submit a manuscript can be found here.