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dc.contributor.authorKhawari, Aliyaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:56:47Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:56:47Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19248-
dc.description.abstractPoverty alleviation has been the main target of developmental projects world-wide.However, only a few ideas have stirred so much attention in the last two decades as thatof the provision of microfinance through specialised institutions. This paper provides asurvey of the vast literature that has developed in this field. Though most of the evidenceand literature on the subject appears self-praising, nonetheless there is much more tothe concept than one can imagine. The establishment of microfinance institutions(MFIs) world-wide for the provision of collateral free loans to the poor through mechanismsand instruments not known to normal commercial banks has set new milestonesin the field of financial services. With 900 million households in the less developedcountries left without any access to formal financial services, this might just be the keyto address market failures in the financial landscape.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aHamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA) |cHamburg-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aHWWA Discussion Paper |x276en_US
dc.subject.jelO16en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMicrofinance institutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordgroup lendingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordtarget groupsen_US
dc.subject.stwMikrofinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwArmutspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.titleMicrofinance: Does it hold its promises? A survey of recent literatureen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn391287192en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:hwwadp:26394-

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