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Track Record of Financial Institutions in Assisting the Poor in Asia

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A variety of institutional forms of microfinance are being introduced in Asia including by the ADB-and financial institutions pursue different objectives, so it is difficult to assess how well microfinance is actually contributing to poverty alleviation. There is little systematic data available on which to make global or regional generalizations. The objective of this paper is to provide some insights into how well the industry is performing by summarizing and evaluating key studies and data for the region.

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  • Richard L Meyer, 2009. "Track Record of Financial Institutions in Assisting the Poor in Asia," Working Papers id:2284, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2284 Note: Institutional Papers
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    asia; microfinance; poverty alleviation; industry; financial institutions; global; regional; ADBI; Financial Sustainability; Vulnerability; drop outs; Policy Makers; Self-sustainability;

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