Financial Sector Policy and the Poor: Selected Findings and Issues

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Financial Sector Policy and the Poor presents new empirical evidence on how financial sector policy can help the poor. It is often thought that promotion of specialized microfinance institutions is the best or only way forward. However, a strong mainstream financial system is also pro-poor - perhaps even more so. While mainstream financial depth is measurably associated with lower poverty, for microfinance this is not yet so. The roles played by microfinance and mainstream finance in tackling poverty should be regarded as ...

Financial Sector Policy and the Poor: Selected Findings and Issues 2004, World Bank Publications, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780821359679

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