The road traversed and what lies ahead
Presentation discussing the history of microfinance in India. Covers the 1969 nationalisation of the banks, supply-driven measures from the 1970s to 1990s, and the subsequent shift to demand-driven measures. The presentation also compares and contrasts self-help groups and microfinance institutions (SHGs vs. MFIs) and the crises in the microfinance sector. It concludes by outlines a research agenda and study methodology regarding financial access and financial inclusion.