Title: Institutional autonomy in microfinance
Date: October 2014
The role of institutional autonomy in microfinance is the central theme of the first issue of Passerelles. A leading article by two experts in the field, Stéphanie Desfontaines and Luc Roullet sets the theoretical framework and puts forward a conceptual model to delimit and define institutional autonomy in microfinance. The study also looks at how the model can be applied to analyse the autonomy of two successful institutions: RCPB and Banco FIE.
In keeping with the values of sharing and dialogue, which are the cornerstones of Passerelles, these institutions’ founders (Alpha Ouedraogo for RCPB and Pilar Ramírez for Banco FIE) provide valuable input and present their approach to autonomy in microfinance.