Sectors of Focus

  • Financial Services
  • Financial Services: Microfinance

Number of Loans Outstanding (PI1478)

Number of disbursed loans remaining on the organization's balance sheet at the end of the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit Referenced within Metric Definition
Metric type
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Number of Loans Outstanding (PI1478). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote all assumptions used.

Usage Guidance

  • For MFIs using a group-lending methodology, this should include every individual who is responsible for repaying a portion of a group loan, unless another definition is specified.
  • This metric should include the value of all loans disbursed to clients that have not been fully repaid and have not been written off. It should not include accrued interest.
  • For financial organizations, loans disbursed are considered Financial Assets (FP4649) and are listed as assets on the organization's balance sheet.