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Microfinance handbook [electronic resource] : an institutional and financial perspective / Joanna Ledgerwood.

Author/Creator:
Ledgerwood, Joanna.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c1999 (1998 printing)
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (603 p.)
Series:
Sustainable Banking with the Poor
Sustainable Banking with the Poor
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Subjects:
Microfinance.
Financial institutions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Microfinance is not simply banking; it is a development tool. It has been estimated that there are 500 million economically active poor people in the world operating microenterprises and small businesses. Most of them do not have access to adequate financial services. The purpose of this Handbook is to bring together in a single source guiding principles and tools that will promote sustainable microfinance and create viable institutions. The Handbook takes a global perspective, drawing on lessons learned from the experiences of microfinance practitioners, donors, and others throughout the worl
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Sources and Further Reading; PART 1 Issues to Consider When Providing Microfinance; PART 2 Designing and Monitoring Financial Products and Services; PART 3 Measuring Performance and Managing Viability; Glossary; Index; Back Cover
Notes:
At head of title: Sustainable Banking with the Poor.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Sustainable Banking with the Poor (Project)
ISBN:
1-282-65735-6
9786612657351
0-8213-8431-7
OCLC:
811492988