Microfinance as a Tool for Sustainable Urban Poverty Alleviation

This policy working paper examines microfinance as a sustainable tool for urban poverty alleviation in Latin America and the impact government actors have on the sector.

The paper begins by defining the value of microfinance and its role in development within the urban Latin American context. Initial findings established priority policy recommendations to maximize microfinance effectiveness. However, given the challenges in acquiring clear information and the complexity of the data discovered, the initial foray was expanded to establish an agenda for ongoing research on the subject.

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