Microfinance Institutions and Public Policy

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

September 1, 2002

Electronic Access:

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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:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451857689/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1592002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

37

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