Microfinance: Its Impact, Outreach, and Sustainability
AbstractSummary This symposium brings together recent empirical contributions with respect to a number of related and highly relevant issues on the economics of microfinance. In particular, the contributions provide answers to the following two main questions: (1) does microfinance have an impact on the social and economic situation of the poor in developing nations; and (2) are microfinance institutions sustainable in the long term and is there a trade-off between sustainability and outreach?
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Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 (June)
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