DLSU-AKI Policy Brief, Volume VII, No. 8.
Cash Transfers and Temptation Goods: An Analysis on the Impact of Cash Transfers on Poor Households Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in the Philippines
DRN Vol. 39 No.2
Asia to benefit most from rise of digital platforms amid pandemic
DLSU-AKI Policy Brief, Volume VI, No. 8.
Monitoring the Philippine Economy Year-End Report for 2020
MINDORO TREASURES: Teaching Reference for Environment Awareness and Sustainable Use of Resource

Publication Detail
ADB 2005-01: Enhancing Access of the Poor to Microfinance Services in Frontier Areas

The Government of the Republic of the Philippines has requested technical assistance (TA) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to increase access and efficiency of microfinance services for the poor in frontier1 areas that have little or no access to formal or semiformal financial services. Microfinance is recognized as the central strategy for poverty reduction in the Philippines under Republic Act 8425 Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act passed in 1997, and is an important part of President Arroyo’s 10-point agenda. The Philippine Country Strategy and Program Update (CSPU) 2004–2006 includes microfinance as a key area of assistance to support the Government’s poverty reduction program. Ensuring permanent access to institutional financial services for poor and low-income households at competitive prices is also a goal of ADB’s Microfinance Development Strategy.2

Asian Development Bank
Authors Keywords
ADB; microfinance;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2005 and available in the ADB Library or Downloaded 17,855 times since November 25, 2011
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. Thank you.

To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display)
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.