Jeff Rutt with more than twenty years of privileged insight into motives and decision making about public, private and social entities has evaluated the microfinance scenario in the past year in very much enticing manner. Surely, the study he has put forth will help many investors to decide and formulate their investing and business growth strategies.
Although after economic recession and downturn of the global economy analysts have witnessed new clouds of global economic horizon at the end of 2012. Unites States is undertaking all the possible efforts to emerge from the crisis whereas countries like Brazil, Russia, India and China have flagged economic growth. Most of the developing countries and emerging economies have seen slow and steady growth with a ratio of only 5.3% although the expected forecast was 5.8%. The remaining growth is said to be turned or grabbed by the countries showing growth in their economies. Although Brazil has a mere growth of 1.5% China and India has experienced the lowest growth rate in lat ten years.
Economies Excelling in Microfinance
For many private investors, microfinance markets of India were more attractive and favorable and apart from that, they did found momentum in Russia. On the other hand countries like Peru and Cambodia having strong trading ties with China are least bothered about the change in the economic tantrum as they continually witnessed the growth of microfinance investors in the past year.
Although the financial and debt crisis has started since 2007, certain countries developing and emerging economies have sustained growth uninterrupted with the biggest economical slump ever happened in last fifty years. The characteristics according to Jeff Rutt that suggests their growth and sustainability can be distinguished as follows
- Central banks have condemned inflationary spiral, which ultimately diminished inflation targets resulting in lower inflation and stability in household income.
- Economical cycle was smoothened and public spending was realigned due to success of analytical fiscal policy. Thanks to the painful experienced earned in late nineties achieving control over large budget deficits and foreign debts.
- With flexible exchange rates, it is possible to absorb external shocks resulting in less occurrence of current account crisis.
- Now countries have stocked enough foreign exchange reserves for stabilizing their currencies and making their economies less vulnerable to external chocks.
- Countries have developed and adopted balanced economic structures due to which they have to depend less on individual commodities and buyers.
- Diversified exports are possible due to large number of open markets especially in south-south exports.
- Social and ethnic conflict is broadly mitigated due to underpinned economic growth lowering disparities in income distribution.
- Involvement of number of people working in formal sector especially women playing an important role in economic development is surely enticing. Labor available today is more educated and skilled and the truth is women are spending more years in education than men are.