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Abbreviations and Acronyms
1 Executive Summary
1.1. Methodology
1.2. Summary of Results
1.3. Conclusions and Recommendations
2 Introduction
2.1. Microfinance in Egypt: State of the Sector
2.2.1. The Development of Microfinance in Egypt
2.2.2. The National Microfinance Strategy
2.2.3. Current Trends in Microfinance in Egypt
2.3. Context of the National Impact Survey
2.4. Organization of the Study
2.4.1. PlaNet Finance
2.4.2. Microfinance Institutions
2.4.3. Egyptian Data Collection Team
3 Objectives of the Survey
3.1. Expected Outcomes
3.2. Research and Development (R&D) Objectives
4 Methodology
4.1. Methodology Selected
4.1.1. Sampling
Chart 3: Type of Clients
4.1.2. Data Collection Methodology
4.2. General Framework for the Impact Evaluation
4.2.1. Hypotheses
4.2.2. Indicators for Measuring Impact
4.2.3. Participation and Control Variables
4.3. Specific Framework for the Impact Evaluation
5 Socio-Economic Characteristics
5.1. General Information
5.1.1. Demographics
Chart 4 : Age
Chart 6: Type of MFI and Education
Number of Dependents by Household
Chart 7: Number of Dependents by Household
5.1.2. Evaluation of Poverty and Comparative Index of Asset Ownership
5.1.3. Household Expenses
Chart 11: Household Expenses
5.2. Information about Economic Activities
5.2.1. General Information
Chart 17: Type of sector and Gender
Interested in Starting a New Activity (%)
5.2.2. Seasonality
Chart 26: Seasonality of Credit Need
Chart 28: Seasonality of Credit Need
5.3. Mapping
5.3.1. Demographic Mapping
Demographic Characteristics Mapping
5.3.2. Activity Mapping
Chart 30: Economic Activity Mapping
6 Impact Evaluation
6.1. Impact on Economic Activity
6.1.1. Impact on Profit
6.1.2. Impact on Investment
Amount of Investment
Chart 33: Investments Last Three Years
Nature of Investment
6.1.3. Impact on Employment
Chart 36: Employment vs. Level of Asset Ownership
Chart 41 : Asset Ownership by Type of Clients
7 Perception of Impact
7.1. Perception of Impact on Household
7.1.1. Tangible Indicators by Gender
7.1.2. Intangible Indicators by Gender
7.2. Analysis of Factors Determining Change
Chart 45: Positive Impact Perception – Intangible Indicators
7.2.1. Autonomy
7.2.2. Food
7.2.3. Children’s Education
7.2.4. Health
8 Empowerment
8.1. Daily Activities and Organization
Chart 47: Effect of Business on Domestic Tasks
Chart 49: Effect of Business on Leisure
Chart 51: Hours Spent at Home (Domestic tasks)
Effect of Business on Time for Children (%)
8.2. Decision Making
8.3. Support and Perception of Others
Chart 55: Family Support in Borrowing
8.4. Asset Ownership and Perception of Wealth
9 Training and Business Development Services
9.1. Impact of Business Development and Advisory Services
9.2. Access and Use of Training and Business Advisory Services
Chart 59: Type of Training/BDAS
Chart 61: Most Needed Business Related Training/BDAS
Table 2: Most needed Business related Training/BDAS (%)
10 Financial Services Use and Demand
10.1. Financial Services Use
Chart 66. Knowledge of the Financial Service Provider
10.1.1. Loan Amount Received
Chart 70: Loan Amount Received – by Type of Institution
10.1.2. Loan Terms and Installments
10.1.3. Loan Use
Chart 73: Loan Use – Except to Expand Business
10.1.4. Other Sources of Credit and Size
10.1.5. Over-Indebtedness
10.2. Structure of Credit Demand
10.2.1. Type of Credit Demand
10.2.2. Preference for a Conventional or Islamic Loan Product
Chart 79: Product Choice by Gender
10.2.3. Loan Size Demanded
Chart 81: Loan size Demanded and Type of Institution
Chart 84: Loan Size Demanded and Asset Ownership
10.2.4. Interest Rate Demanded
10.2.5. Loan Repayment Modalities Demanded
Chart 88: Preferred Installment Period
10.2.6. Collateral
10.3. Savings
10.4. Other Financial Services - Insurance Products and Specialized Loans
Demand for Other Financial Services (%)
11 Client Satisfaction
11.1. General Remarks
11.2. Relationship between MFIs and their Clients
11.3. Appreciation of MFI Products and Services
Chart 94: Appreciation of Products and Services
12 Characteristics of the Female Microfinance Client
12.1. General Characteristics
12.2. Financial Needs
12.3. Perception of Impact
12.4. Empowerment
13 Drop-Out Clients
13.1. General Overview
13.2. MFI Products and Services
13.3. Appreciation of the MFI Program
14 Conclusions and Recommendations
14.1. Comparison with Other Impact Studies
14.1.1. Socio-Economic Characteristics
Table 6: Socio-Economic Characteristics
14.1.2. Impact on Economic Activity
14.1.3. Impact on Household Poverty Level
14.1.4. Perception of Impact
14.2.1. Trends in Poverty Impact
14.2.2. Recommendations for Microfinance Providers
15 Annex
15.1. Framework for the Impact Evaluation
15.1.1. Measurements of Impact in Microfinance
Quantitative Approaches
Qualitative Approaches
15.1.2. Specific Framework for the Impact Evaluation
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