Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2004 (Revised July 2005)

ACCION International: Maintaining High Performance Through Time

by Michael Chu

Abstract

ACCION International has been a major innovator in microfinance for 30 years. Reviews organizational context under which key industry-shaping concepts were developed (from peer group lending, guarantee funds, equity investment funds, and regulated commercial banking institutions to joint ventures with banks) and assesses future challenges.

Keywords: Joint Ventures; Equity; Microfinance; Employee Relationship Management; Non-Governmental Organizations;

Citation:

Chu, Michael. "ACCION International: Maintaining High Performance Through Time." Harvard Business School Case 304-095, March 2004. (Revised July 2005.)