English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Impact of microfinance on poverty alleviation Sharma, Manohar

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  • Impact of microfinance on poverty alleviation
Author
  • Sharma, Manohar
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  • The spectacular growth of the microfinance industry has been fueled not by market forces but by conscious actions of national governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and donors who view microfinance as an effective tool for alleviating poverty. Since much of the impetus behind this large and increasing support for microfinance hinges on the assumption that its economic and social impacts are significant, it needs to be examined more closely. This review... indicates that impact studies themselves must be improved to make more accurate assessments of benefits. This is important, for only through cycles of innovation, experimentation, and evaluation can we hope to establish lasting institutions that alleviate the financial constraints faced by the poor.
  • Microfinance Evaluation. ,Microenterprises Finance. ,Non-governmental organizations. ,Government spending policy. ,Poverty alleviation. ,Evaluation. ,Financial institutions. ,
  • RePEc:fpr:mp05br:2
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  • English
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