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Assessing the Insurance Role of Microsavings [electronic resource] / David Hulme, Karen Moore and Armando Barrientos.

Author/Creator:
Hulme, David, author.
Publication:
New York : United Nations, 2009.
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Government document
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Series:
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Working Papers, 2520-6656 ; no.83.
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Working Papers, 2520-6656 ; no.83
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Economic and Social Development. (search)
Summary:
The paper contends that more attention should be paid to micro savings in view of multiple ways in which it can help poor to deal with economic insecurity. The paper presents information to show that while microsaving programs have spread, their full potential is far from being realized. It presents a detailed analysis on the basis of data from a selection of micro savings programs to show how savings help the poor to smooth consumption and undertake investment. The paper urges for a strong campaign to popularise micro saving programs.
Contributor:
Moore, Karen.
Barrientos, Armando.
Publisher Number:
10.18356/58eef5fc-en doi
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Restricted for use by site license.