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作者 Hoge, Matthew
書名 The microfinance marvel: Where does hope meet reality?
國際標準書號 9781124417691
book jacket
說明 154 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 49-03, page: 1546
Adviser: Melissa Birch
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Kansas, 2010
There is an immense worldwide focus on microfinance as a means to abate poverty. What began as small loans provided to microentrepreneurs for business purposes has come to include consumer loans and other financial services for the poor, provided in an increasingly commercial environment. Microfinance has experienced rapid growth and created high expectations due to its perceived ability to produce economic benefits and lead to improvements in areas like gender relations and health and education. Microcredit has been especially useful for vulnerable, self-employed individuals working in the informal economy
However, microfinance is not an effective tool to spur economic growth on a national or even regional level, and cannot live up to the hopes it has produced. This thesis will look at important concerns and limitations related to what has become a global microfinance movement. The analysis is influenced by experiences as an intern in Paraguay with Fundacion Paraguaya, a development organization that offers group and individual microloans
School code: 0099
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 49-03
主題 Business Administration, Entrepreneurship
Economics, General
Latin American Studies
Alt Author University of Kansas. Latin American Studies
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