Print

Performance and Effectiveness of The Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) Programmes: Factor Analysis Technique

Mohamed Sharif Bashir and Norhaziah Nawai (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia)

Abstract:

This paper aims to investigate the performance and effectiveness of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) microfinance programme for poverty eradication in Malaysia. It is an attempt to provide a rigorous analysis of the role played by AIM with special reference to selected branches in Terengganu. This paper has employed the factor analysis technique and regression analysis to test research hypothesis. Multivariate technique of factor analysis was used to test the hypothesis that the social demographic characteristics of the respondents influence the AIM programme effectiveness through the socioeconomic variables while, multiple regression analysis was employed to investigate the determinants of effectiveness of the AIM programme performance. The findings has detected a significant relationship between the programme performance and socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of the targeted population. The findings of regression model showed that the most significant variable influencing the performance variable-loan utilization is the factor SS perceived adequacy of social services with a coefficient statically significant at (p=.00)> and explained about 36.3% of the variance in the dependent variable. The regression model also showed that the impact of the three demographic and economic factors were highly significant at level 0.05.

Keywords: Microfinance, poverty alleviation, factor analysis, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia

URL :

JMIFR Vol.3 No.1 2006 - part 6.pdf

 

This site is best viewed with a resolution of 1024 x 768 (or higher) and supports Microsoft Internet Explorer / Mozilla Firefox / Google Chrome
The Journal of Muamalat and Islamic Finance Research (JFIMR) , Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Bandar Baru Nilai, 71800 Nilai. Negeri Sembilan. Malaysia. Telephone: 606-798 6317 / 6305 / 6306  Fax: +606-798 6302  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   2018 © Fakulti Ekonomi & Muamalat (FEM), USIM