Commercially Sustainable Microfinance: A Strategy for Promoting Financial Inclusion in APEC, January 2008

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Commercially Sustainable Microfinance: A Strategy for Promoting Financial Inclusion in APEC, January 2008

Publication Number

APEC#208-AB-01.1

Published Date

April 2010

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

APEC Business Advisory Council(ABAC), Other APEC Groups and Initiatives, Finance Ministers' Process(FMP)

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Pages

60

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Description

This conference report (electronically published in April 2010) provides a unique overview of the development of microfinance as a tool for promoting financial inclusion in the Asia-Pacific region. It brings together insights of experts from government and private sectors, who gathered to assess the extent to which microfinance has developed and to map out a regional strategy based on public-private sector partnership.

1. Introduction
2. Microfinance as a Tool for Financial Inclusion: Its Evolution and Current Situation
3. The Policy and Regulatory Environment for Microfinance in Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets
4 The Role of APEC in Promoting Financial Inclusion Using Microfinance
5. Conclusions and Recommendations