n AfricaGrowth Agenda - Evolving trends in the provision of microfinance to the poor

Volume 2007, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1811-5187


Policy problems in providing financial services to the poor have long pre-occupied governments and donors in their endeavours to create employment and alleviate poverty of communities who engage in informal and semi-informal small businesses. Access to finance by these marginal entrepreneurs is seen as major handicap as this sector is generally shunned by the traditional banking sector.

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