Microfinance and poverty[ edit ] Financial needs and financial services. In developing economies and particularly in rural areas, many activities that would be classified in the developed world as financial are not monetized: This is often the case when people need the services money can provide but do not have dispensable funds required for those services, forcing them to revert to other means of acquiring them.
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For each category best resources are listed first. Useful Tip for efficient browsing: Its objective is to be a one stop microfinance information hub, providing a forum for practitioners, NGOs, Donors, and others to learn about microfinance topics and to share their knowledge.
The site has been redesigned again and now includes six parts: About the gateway, Microfinance voices, News and opinions, Announcements, Hot topicsand"The Library" which includes more than 2, reviewed documents.
Clear and outstanding site, very well designed with an emphasis on interactivity and user friendliness. This website is part of CGAP's effort to disseminate lessons learned on best practice in the field of microfinance.
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A truly outstanding site. I particularly liked the very extensive Publications section, but in fact all sections are extremely interesting. Rural Finance Learning Centre Developed and managed by the rural finance specialists of the FAO, the Rural Financial Training Center aims to assist organisations in developing countries to build their capacity to deliver improved financial services which meet the needs of rural households and businesses.
The site has two main sections: Do not miss the self study guides and the online lessons on microfinance. Their site on Rural Finance reflects both the existing potential to improve the livelihoods of rural people by increasing their access to a wide range of financial services and sound institutions, and the 30 years experience they have as a microfinance provider.
The site includes two key documents which can be downloaded: I particularly liked their approach combining the micro, meso and macro levels.
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For many, microfinance is a way to promote economic development, employment and growth through the support of micro-entrepreneurs and small businesses; for others it is a way for poor to manage their finances more effectively and take advantage of economic opportunities while managing the risks.
What's the Impact of Loan Size in Microfinance? By. Richard Rosenberg. which in microcredit means making those small first loans.) Much of the story of the impact of credit lies in the dynamics of the market, how it evolves over time, as we have just seen here in the United States.
(by most of the MFIs) or micro finance packages. Nov 23, · the impact of micro finance bank in the development of small scale industries in nigeria ABSTRACT This study examines the performance of Micro finance Institutions (MFIS) in Lagos State, based on the development of small and medium Scale Industry.
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