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Bibliographies, useful addresses and links to other references
Articles and short write-ups on informal and microcredit.
Case studies on microcredit programmes from around the world.
Links to related resources on the internet
Information on mailing lists and newsgroups.
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The Virtual Library on Microcredit


he Virtual Library on Microcredit is a repository of information on issues related to microfinance and microcredit, including alternative, non-conventional and informal financial systems.
So what is microfinance and microcredit? Does it really help the poor out of poverty? What do we need to do?
Special Themes
Exchange Forum
Inspiring Ideas in Microcredit
Improving Credit Access for Women
Microfinance Governance
Capacity Building for Microfinance
Finance for Microenterprises
Microfinance and Disasters
Environmental Colours of Microfinance
News and Events
New publications on microfinance
Newsletters and Bulletins
Training Programmes
Investing in Microfinance
- 1997: Microcredit Summit
- 2005: Intl. Year of Microcredit
Highlights of GDRC Research
  • Microcredit Lending Models
  • A Continuum of Informality of Credit
  • A Typology of Informal Credit Suppliers
  • IdeaCards: Inspiring Ideas in Microfinance
  • The Environmental Colours of Microfinance: Theory and Practice
  • The Microfinance Framework for Policy and Practice
  • What is GDRC doing now?
      Currently, GDRC is focussing on the role of microfinance in its non-financial role, particularly in mobilizing/activating communities and in generating social capital.
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  • GDRC Programme on Informal Sector
  • Slums and Squatter Settlements
  • GDRC:
    Keeping the Forest
    and the Trees
    in Mind
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