Microfinance Information Exchange

Gender Indicators Test
Micol Pistelli

Amman, November 20th, 2013

The Premier Source f...
The survey

 66 replies
 Gender-equality
focused MFIs
vs. Control group

Genderfocused

Control group

East Asia and the...
INDICATOR 1: Percentage of new female
borrowers

EASY?

Yes

No

Gender-focused

44

2

Control group

19

1



Easy and ...
INDICATOR 2: Female borrowers retention rate
Borrower retention rate – MIX’s formula
Number of active borrowers current ye...
INDICATOR 3: Average female loan balance

EASY?

Yes

No

Gender-focused

44

2

 Easy, useful and

Control group

18

2
...
Average loan balance from a gender lens
Survey – Average loan balance FY2012 (in USD)

Median
Average

Gender-focused
Fema...
INDICATOR 4: Portfolio at risk >30 by gender

EASY?

Yes

No

Valid answer

Gender-focused

25

20

25

Control group

18
...
INDICATOR 5: Female staff retention rate

EASY?

Yes

No

Gender-focused

44

1

Control group

18

2

 Easy, useful and
...
MFIs show low female representation across
staff and Board
Survey - % female staff

Median
Average
25th percentile
75th pe...
Other indicators tested

Financial literacy by gender



Useful but difficult

Poverty outreach

Clients’ children at sch...
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  1. 1. Microfinance Information Exchange Gender Indicators Test Micol Pistelli Amman, November 20th, 2013 The Premier Source for Microfinance Data and Analysis This presentation is the proprietary and/or confidential information of MIX, and all rights are reserved by MIX. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this presentation without MIX’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
  2. 2. The survey  66 replies  Gender-equality focused MFIs vs. Control group Genderfocused Control group East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) 3 4 Easter Europe and Central Asia (ECA) 11 8 Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) 19 6 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 2 1 South Asia 7 1 Africa 4 0 46 20 REGION TOTAL 2 This presentation is the proprietary and/or confidential information of MIX, and all rights are reserved by MIX. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this presentation without MIX’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
  3. 3. INDICATOR 1: Percentage of new female borrowers EASY? Yes No Gender-focused 44 2 Control group 19 1  Easy and useful…but not commonly tracked USEFUL? Yes No I don't know Gender-focused 43 0 0 Control group 15 2 3 3 This presentation is the proprietary and/or confidential information of MIX, and all rights are reserved by MIX. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this presentation without MIX’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
  4. 4. INDICATOR 2: Female borrowers retention rate Borrower retention rate – MIX’s formula Number of active borrowers current year / (New borrowers current year + Number of active borrowers previous year). In our example, FY2012 is the current year and FY2011 is the previous year. EASY? Gender-focused Control group Yes 44 19 USEFUL? Gender-focused Control group Yes 43 15 Data show that female retention rate is higher No 2 1 No 0 2 I don't know 0 3  Easy and useful…but not commonly tracked 4 This presentation is the proprietary and/or confidential information of MIX, and all rights are reserved by MIX. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this presentation without MIX’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
  5. 5. INDICATOR 3: Average female loan balance EASY? Yes No Gender-focused 44 2  Easy, useful and Control group 18 2 tracked USEFUL? Yes No I don't know Gender-focused 43 2 1 Control group 15 3 2 5 This presentation is the proprietary and/or confidential information of MIX, and all rights are reserved by MIX. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this presentation without MIX’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
  6. 6. Average loan balance from a gender lens Survey – Average loan balance FY2012 (in USD) Median Average Gender-focused Female Male 725 1128 1078 1325 Control group Female Male 708 975 997 1349 25th percentile 260 680 375 662 75th percentile 1328 1697 1181 1774 MIX – Average loan balance FY2012 (in USD) GLOBAL Median Average 25th percentile 75th percentile Female 871 1574 379 1783 Male 1170 2044 527 2196 …with wide regional differences 6 This presentation is the proprietary and/or confidential information of MIX, and all rights are reserved by MIX. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this presentation without MIX’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
  7. 7. INDICATOR 4: Portfolio at risk >30 by gender EASY? Yes No Valid answer Gender-focused 25 20 25 Control group 18 2 13  Useful but not so USEFUL? Gender-focused Control group Yes 42 15 No 1 3 I don't know 0 2 easy and not consistently tracked 7 This presentation is the proprietary and/or confidential information of MIX, and all rights are reserved by MIX. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this presentation without MIX’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
  8. 8. INDICATOR 5: Female staff retention rate EASY? Yes No Gender-focused 44 1 Control group 18 2  Easy, useful and tracked USEFUL? Yes No I don't know Gender-focused 37 2 5 Control group 12 5 3 8 This presentation is the proprietary and/or confidential information of MIX, and all rights are reserved by MIX. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this presentation without MIX’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
  9. 9. MFIs show low female representation across staff and Board Survey - % female staff Median Average 25th percentile 75th percentile Gender-focused (total, 44) 37.1 40.39 27.71 50 Gender-focused (excluding South Asia, 39) 40.48 43.35 17.2 93 Control group 47.08 42.91 35 53.01 No correlation between gender equality agenda and presence of women among staff MIX data:  Asia is the region with the lowest percentage of female staff  Women are still low represented at the board and management level 9 This presentation is the proprietary and/or confidential information of MIX, and all rights are reserved by MIX. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this presentation without MIX’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
  10. 10. Other indicators tested Financial literacy by gender  Useful but difficult Poverty outreach Clients’ children at school to track and report on Unclear how useful and difficult to track and report on 10 This presentation is the proprietary and/or confidential information of MIX, and all rights are reserved by MIX. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this presentation without MIX’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
  11. 11. MIX Global and Project Partners MIX partners with a dedicated group of industry leaders: 11 This presentation is the proprietary and/or confidential information of MIX, and all rights are reserved by MIX. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this presentation without MIX’s prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
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