Governance of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cameroon: What lessons can we learn?

Akanga, F., 2016. Governance of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cameroon: What lessons can we learn? Enterprise Development and Microfinance, 27 (3), 219 - 235.

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DOI: 10.3362/1755-1986.2016.012

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to find out the effects of the COBAC regulations regulating the microfinance industry on the governance of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cameroon. The paper is based on 35 in-depth interviews carried out from May to June 2011 and June to July 2012 with managers and accountants from MFIs in Cameroon, MFI clients and non-clients, regulatory authorities in the Ministry of Finance, and accounting professionals. The findings show that the regulations have broken down the governance within the MFIs in Cameroon thus turning MFIs into hybrid organizations with managers striving to meet their shareholders' interests.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1755-1978
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:29439
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:01 Aug 2017 10:05
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