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Middle East and North Africa Region - SMEs for job creation in the Arab world : SME access to financial services (English)

The Arab Spring in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has brought to the forefront key challenges: the need to create job opportunities, equal access, a level playing field, transparency and accountability, and a fair and competitive environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 71551 JAN 01, 2012

Nasr, Sahar; Pearce, Douglas

The status of bank lending to SMES in the Middle East and North Africa region : the results of a joint survey of the Union of Arab Bank and the World Bank (English)

Among the principal constraints for SME lending is the lack of SME transparency, poor credit information from credit registries and bureaus, and weak creditor rights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5607 MAR 01, 2011

Rocha, Roberto; Farazi, Subika; Khouri, Rania; Pearce, Douglas

Financial inclusion in the Middle East and North Africa : analysis and roadmap recommendations (English)

The paper provides an assessment of the state of financial inclusion in the MENA region, and identifies constraints, opportunities, and priorities for significantly improving access to finance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5610 MAR 01, 2011

Pearce, Douglas

Microfinance in the Arab world : the challenge of financial inclusion (English)

Financial inclusion is about introducing justice and equity in financial systems and focuses on: (i) extending financial services to previously excluded populations and micro-entrepreneurs; (ii) empowering the poor and low income populations that have largely been excluded from access to financial services; and (iii) extending access through provision of holistic services ranging from credit delivery to deposits, insurance and pensions and other financial services. ... See More +

Brief 55459 JUN 01, 2010

Akhtar, Shamshad; Pearce, Douglas

Equity building society of Kenya reaches rural markets (English)

Equity Building Society provides microfinance services to more than 250,000 low- and moderate-income citizens in Nairobi and Kenyaapos;s Central Province, via a network of branch offices and mobile banking units. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34099 AUG 01, 2005

Pearce, Douglas; Reinsch, Myka

Small farmers in Mozambique access credit and markets by forming associations with assistance from the Cooperative League of the USA (CLUSA) (English)

The Cooperative League of the USA (CLUSA) launched its Rural Group Enterprise Development Program in Mozambique in the mid-1990s, when the country was still overcoming armed conflict and settling into a market economy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34123 AUG 01, 2005

Pearce, Douglas; Reinsch, Myka

Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (English)

Globally, 1.2 billion people are extremely poor surviving on less than one dollar a day and three-quarters live in rural areas. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34124 AUG 01, 2005

Peck Christen, Robert; Pearce, Douglas; Acevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh; Reinsch, Myka; Ayee, George; Rubio, Frank; de Vletter, Fion Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese

Confianza in Peru overcomes adversity by diversifying loan portfolio (English)

Confianza is a small regulated microfinance institution in central Peru that today provides agricultural loans alongside a range of rural, urban, small business, housing, and consumer loans to low-income clients. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34096 AUG 01, 2005

Pearce, Douglas; Reinsch, Myka

Bai Tushum financial foundation, Kyrgystan (English)

Bai Tushumapos;s experience highlights the fact that agricultural loans may generate lower returns and higher risks than non-agricultural loans, in difficult environments (e.g., with low rural population density and a poor repayment culture, as in Kyrgyzstan). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34097 AUG 01, 2005

Pearce, Douglas; Allen, Rachel Jacobs; Reinsch, Myka

Caja Los Andes (Bolivia) diversifies into rural lending (English)

Caja Los Andes (CLA) has distinguished itself as a profitable, diversified provider of individual loans in the highly competitive Bolivian microfinance market. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34098 AUG 01, 2005

Pearce, Douglas; Reinsch, Myka; Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh

Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (Arabic)

Globally, 1.2 billion people are extremely poor surviving on less than one dollar a day and three-quarters live in rural areas. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34124 AUG 01, 2005

Peck Christen, Robert; Pearce, Douglas; Acevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh; Reinsch, Myka; Ayee, George; Rubio, Frank; de Vletter, Fion English, Russian, Spanish, French, Chinese

Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (Chinese)

Globally, 1.2 billion people are extremely poor surviving on less than one dollar a day and three-quarters live in rural areas. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34124 AUG 01, 2005

Peck Christen, Robert; Pearce, Douglas; Acevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh; Reinsch, Myka; Ayee, George; Rubio, Frank; de Vletter, Fion English, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic

Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model : Microfinance agricole : gerer les risques et concevoir des produits adaptes - les caracteristiques dapos;un modele emergent (French)

Globally, 1.2 billion people are extremely poor surviving on less than one dollar a day and three-quarters live in rural areas. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34124 AUG 01, 2005

Peck Christen, Robert; Pearce, Douglas; Acevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh; Reinsch, Myka; Ayee, George; Rubio, Frank; de Vletter, Fion English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese

Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (Russian)

Globally, 1.2 billion people are extremely poor surviving on less than one dollar a day and three-quarters live in rural areas. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34124 AUG 01, 2005

Peck Christen, Robert; Pearce, Douglas; Acevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh; Reinsch, Myka; Ayee, George; Rubio, Frank; de Vletter, Fion English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese

Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model : Gestion de riesgos y diseno de productos para las microfinanzas agricolas : caracteristicas de un modelo emergente (Spanish)

Globally, 1.2 billion people are extremely poor surviving on less than one dollar a day and three-quarters live in rural areas. Poverty is predominantly a rural phenomenon. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34124 AUG 01, 2005

Peck Christen, Robert; Pearce, Douglas; Acevedo, Joao Pedro; Brar, Amitabh; Reinsch, Myka; Ayee, George; Rubio, Frank; de Vletter, Fion English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese

Rural finance in Afghanistan and the challenge of the opium economy (English)

The workshop was intended to explore and address the issue of opium credit and indebtedness as well as the development of rural finance more generally and the role of national development programs in this regard. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33275 DEC 13, 2004

Zia, Mohammad Ehsan; Radcliffe, David; Ward, Christopher; Byrd, William; Goeldner, Karri A.; Kloeppinger-Todd, Renate; Maimbo, Samuel; Mansfield, David; Pearce, Douglas; Rasmussen, Stephen; Zeballos, Erick

Financial services for the rural poor (English)

The majority of the worldapos;s poor live in rural areas. Yet most lack access to the range of financial services they need. Financial services available to them are relatively costly or rigid, whether from formal or informal financial providers or traders and agricultural processors offering input credit. ... See More +

Brief 34195 OCT 01, 2003

Pearce, Douglas Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese

Financial services for the rural poor (Arabic)

The majority of the worldapos;s poor live in rural areas. Yet most lack access to the range of financial services they need. Financial services available to them are relatively costly or rigid, whether from formal or informal financial providers or traders and agricultural processors offering input credit. ... See More +

Brief 34195 OCT 01, 2003

Pearce, Douglas English, Russian, Spanish, French, Chinese

Financial services for the rural poor (Russian)

The majority of the worldapos;s poor live in rural areas. Yet most lack access to the range of financial services they need. Financial services available to them are relatively costly or rigid, whether from formal or informal financial providers or traders and agricultural processors offering input credit. ... See More +

Brief 34195 OCT 01, 2003

Pearce, Douglas English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese

Financial services for the rural poor : Des services financiers pour les pauvres en milieu rural (French)

The majority of the worldapos;s poor live in rural areas. Yet most lack access to the range of financial services they need. Financial services available to them are relatively costly or rigid, whether from formal or informal financial providers or traders and agricultural processors offering input credit. ... See More +

Brief 34195 OCT 01, 2003

Pearce, Douglas English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese

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Middle East and North Africa Region - SMEs for job creation in the Arab world : SME access to financial services (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 71551 Working Paper
The status of bank lending to SMES in the Middle East and North Africa region : the results of a joint survey of the Union of Arab Bank and the World Bank (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5607 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial inclusion in the Middle East and North Africa : analysis and roadmap recommendations (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5610 Policy Research Working Paper
Microfinance in the Arab world : the challenge of financial inclusion (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 55459 Brief
Equity building society of Kenya reaches rural markets (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 34099 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Small farmers in Mozambique access credit and markets by forming associations with assistance from the Cooperative League of the USA (CLUSA) (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 34123 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 34124 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese
Confianza in Peru overcomes adversity by diversifying loan portfolio (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 34096 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bai Tushum financial foundation, Kyrgystan (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 34097 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Caja Los Andes (Bolivia) diversifies into rural lending (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 34098 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (Arabic)
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AUG 01, 2005 34124 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English, Russian, Spanish, French, Chinese
Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (Chinese)
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AUG 01, 2005 34124 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic
Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model : Microfinance agricole : gerer les risques et concevoir des produits adaptes - les caracteristiques dapos;un modele emergent (French)
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AUG 01, 2005 34124 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese
Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model (Russian)
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AUG 01, 2005 34124 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese
Managing risks and designing products for agricultural microfinance : features of an emerging model : Gestion de riesgos y diseno de productos para las microfinanzas agricolas : caracteristicas de un modelo emergente (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2005 34124 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese
Rural finance in Afghanistan and the challenge of the opium economy (English)
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DEC 13, 2004 33275 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Financial services for the rural poor (English)
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OCT 01, 2003 34195 Brief Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese
Financial services for the rural poor (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2003 34195 Brief English, Russian, Spanish, French, Chinese
Financial services for the rural poor (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2003 34195 Brief English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese
Financial services for the rural poor : Des services financiers pour les pauvres en milieu rural (French)
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OCT 01, 2003 34195 Brief English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese