Promoting Sustainable, Market-based Microfinance: Viet Nam Case Study and Lessons Learned for APEC Economies

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Promoting Sustainable, Market-based Microfinance: Viet Nam Case Study and Lessons Learned for APEC Economies

Publication Number

APEC#211-SO-01.4

Published Date

January 2011

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

Senior Officials Meeting Task Groups, SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE), Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group(SMEWG)

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16806

Pages

26

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Description

This report is part of an APEC program to showcase best practices in microfinance. It aims to identify how microfinance is used in Viet Nam, an APEC economy, and the steps that Viet Nam can take to make microfinance for the poor commercially viable. It also aims to inform discussion among policymakers and practitioners of microfinance throughout the APEC region about best practices in market-based models in microfinance targeting the underserved, including women entrepreneurs.
 
The PPWE was established at the second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) in May 2011 held at Big Sky, Montana, the United States. It combined the former APEC Gender Focal Point Network (GFPN) and the private sector-oriented Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) - creating a single public-private entity to streamline and elevate the influence of women’s issues within APEC.

1. Introduction

2. Recommendations
 
3. Lessons Learned
 
4. Discussion Questions