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PN 1997-09: Using Microfinance Institutions in Poverty Alleviation: A Case of the Blind Leading the Blind?

This issue does not comment on the alleged role of microfinancial institutions in alleviating poverty. Neither does it discuss the supposed link between poverty alleviation and provision of access to microfinancial services. Rather, it argues that microfinance institutions must be viable and sustainable to make any difference in the move to wage war against poverty.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Llanto, Gilberto M.; poverty alleviation; microfinance institutions; poverty; financial delivery system; resource mobilization; self-regulation; credit NGOs; credit access;
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