out a total of 110 creditworthiness ratings on MFIs. This article categorizes the operations of these MFIs as: Grameen Bank-type, individual banking programmes, and MFIs promoting self-help groups. The
article then describes what the assessments reveal about the performance of these different programmes, and compares them with averages from the MicroBanking Bulletin. Although operating costs are relatively
low for MFIs in the region, portfolio yields are even lower, and few of the MFIs have yet reached operational self-sufficiency.