Microfinance Institutions and Public Policy

 
Author/Editor: Hardy, Daniel C. L. ; Holden, Paul ; Prokopenko, Vassili
 
Publication Date: September 01, 2002
 
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Summary: Many governments and nongovernmental organizations have adopted policies to promote the growth of microfinance institutions (MFIs). The appropriate level and form of support for MFIs are discussed in this paper on the basis of a review of key MFI characteristics. Governments are also responsible for the regulation of MFIs; here, some principles concerning the extent and coverage of MFI regulation and supervision are developed.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 02/159
Subject(s): Public finance | Bank regulations | Economic models

Author's Keyword(s): microfinance | microcredit | bank regulation
 
English
Publication Date: September 01, 2002
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA1592002 Pages: 37
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