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Microenterprise Development Review: Volume 4 : No. 1 : July, 2001

By Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID), Banque Interaméricaine de Développement (BID), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)

Abstract

Nowhere in the Americas is microfinance as far advanced as in Bolivia. Using the examples of BancoSol, Caja los Andes and FIE -Bolivia's three largest microfinance institutions- this article describes challenges microfinance has faced from economic recession and borrower revolts; how it stacks up against the rest of the banking sector; and how the industry evolved under those pressures. Finally, the article speculates where Bolivian microfinance, and the microfinance industry in general, may be headed.

Topics: Microbusinesses & Microfinance, Microempresas y microfinanciamiento, Setor Financeiro, Financial Sector, Sector financiero, SME, PYME, Civil Society, Sociedad civil, Financial Services, Servicios financieros, Crises Financeiras e Estabilização Econômica, Financial Crises & Economic Stabilization, Crisis financieras y estabilización económica, microfinancieras, microcrédito, microempresa, IMF, revueltas sociales, Bolivia, microfinance, microenterprise, Microenterprise Development Review
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:brik.iadb.org:iadb/80073
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