MIX Microfinance Taxonomy 1.0




MIX Microfinance Taxonomy




Public Working Draft




Copyright (C) 2009 Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Use of this material is subject to MIX's Terms of Service found at: http://www.themix.org/node/947/


Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc.

Purpose and Scope

Extends the IFRS Taxonomy 2009 in support of financial reporting by microfinance institutions.

Recognition Level

XBRL International “Acknowledged”

Specification version

XBRL Specification 2.1 dated 2003-12-31 (Recommendation) with errata from 2006-12-18 and Dimensions 1.0 Specification dated 2006-09-18

References to other XBRL Modules




References to other taxonomies




sgaul@themix.org; +1-202-659-9094.

For general inquiries or comments on the taxonomy: xbrl@themix.org


This is a draft for initial public review. Details on possible changes between this draft and the anticipated final version, may be found at: http://www.themix.org/standards/mix-microfinance-taxonomy-comments


Project Team

Scott Gaul (project manager, Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc.)

Dean Ritz (architect and implementer, Eudaimonia Consulting LLC)

Michal Piechocki (technical advisor, BR-AG)

Bartosz Ochocki (technical advisor, BR-AG)


http://www.themix.org/xbrl/taxonomy/mix_2009-06-19/   (all elements)

Namespace prefix

mix (all elements)

Physical location of taxonomy files

The root directory for the taxonomy is: http://www.themix.org/xbrl/taxonomy/mix_2009-06-19/


Summary document




Royalty-free Use


In order to meet the mission of the Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc., the MIX Microfinance Taxonomy 1.0 (2009-06-19) may be used by the public, royalty-free, in microfinance reporting, and may be incorporated in other works that comment on, explain, or assist in its use or implementation.



All parties acknowledge that this document, the information contained herein, and all information provided as part of this taxonomy or its associated files is provided on an "AS IS" basis and the MICROFINANCE INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INC. DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or title; or any warranty that the use of the contents of the taxonomy or its associated files will not infringe ANY THIRD PARTY PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS OR OTHER RIGHTS.

Limitations of Liability.


In no event will the Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc. be liable to any user or any third party for the cost of procuring substitute goods or services, lost profits, loss of use, loss of data or any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, punitive or special damages, whether under contract, tort, warranty or otherwise, arising in any way out of the use of this taxonomy or its associated files, or the performance or implementation of the contents thereof of any type whatsoever, whether or not such party had advance notice of the possibility of such damages.