The GRDC Research Programme on Microfinance
So what is microfinance and microcredit? Does it really help the poor out of poverty? What do we need to do?
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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.
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.
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
   ■ Networks and Networking in Microfinance
   ■ Archives: 2005 - Intl. Year of Microcredit
Highlights of GDRC Research
  Latest publications from GDRC:
BooksFull list of docs      ■ Borrower Evaluation in the Informal Credit Markets
 ■ 14 Reasons why the Informal Credit Market is used by the Poor...
 ■ Microcredit Lending Models
 ■ A Continuum of Informality of Credit
 ■ IdeaCards: Inspiring Ideas in Microfinance

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.
   ■ GDRC Programme on Informal Sector
   ■ Slums and Squatter Settlements

This programme is a part of:
More information on GDRC's Community sphere
    GDRC's Community Sphere    

More information on the WWW Virtual LibrariesThis GDRC programme is a designated 'WWW Virtual Library' on Microfinance

Books Full list of docs produced by the Microfinance Programme