Monday, March 31, 2008

What are the key metrics for microfinance

Dear Colleagues

There has been a substantial growth in the use of microfinance as a modality for poverty alleviation. There has been a significant emergence of microfinance intermediaries ... and the emergence of organizations helping to assess the credibility of these institutions.

A dialog has started between different approaches to microfinance ... on the one side the idea that the providers of the funds should not be from the for profit capital markets and another side where the view is that for profit sources of funding are fine.

There are people who think that microfinance is very helpful in reducing the level of abject poverty, and others that hold the view that microfinance has become a distraction from other more important things.

One of Tr-Ac-Net's goals is to have

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