Marie Michael Library

Title

Social intermediation and microfinance programs: a literature review

Author

Edgcomb, Elaine; Barton, Laura

Description

The purpose of this literature review is to lay out what is currently known about the characteristics of and approaches to social intermediation as it is applied to microfinance development and programs, the rationale that practitioners provide for implementing these services, the range of goals established, and the methodologies applied. The paper also addresses key factors associated with effective performance and current thinking on cost and sustainability issues.

File No

MBP-98/8-4

Agency

Microenterprise Best Practices

Date

August, 1998

Subject(s)

Community development, Economic aspects

Pages

ix, 52