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Handbook of Microfinance explores mismatch supply and demand financial services

August 30, 2011

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The scope of the book is wide. It includes successes and failures, main challenges and debates, methodologies for impact evaluation via random trials, leading trends in Asia versus Latin America, main efforts in Africa, the importance of value chains in Central America, ethical and gender issues, savings, microinsurance, governance, commercialization trends and the potential advantages and disadvantages of it. The book also features main lessons from informal finance and 19th-century credit cooperatives addressing the above-mentioned mismatch.


The Handbook of Microfinance. Editors: Beatriz Armendáriz, Marc Labie, Hardcover; 704 pages; April 2011; World Scientific Publishing Company; ISBN 978 98 1429 565 9

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