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Microfinance, Poverty Reduction and Stability

Mar 31, 2010 | UNECA | UNECA
The objective of this study is to enable the actors operating in the Great Lakes Region to build the capacity necessary for improving the practices of institutions involved in micro finance and to increase their financial resources in order to make them efficient and effective instruments in the fight against poverty. This study covers ten of the countries comprising the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and is meant to jointly assist the Economic Commission for Africa and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region in preparing a project document to be submitted to the member countries to be used in formulating concrete policies and measures to be adopted in the field of the fight against poverty and mainly in setting up a mechanism for the collection of data and competencies, in order to be able to finance and to strengthen the micro finance institutions operating within the region.