Micro-finance in Industrialized Countries: Helping the Unemployed to Start a Business
This insightful overview adds to the body of knowledge on self-employment programmes by looking specifically at whether and how micro-finance can help bridge the credit gap. It presents results of 45 surveys and studies carried out in 1999 and 2000 as well as the outcome of an international conference in 2000 in Bonn. The report identifies the factors that make good self-employment promotion.
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Concepts and notions
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Do selfemployment programmes work?
ABPCs agency Appalmade Aspen Institute Aston Reinvestment Trust average Bank of Ireland banks Bridging Allowance business start-up business starters BusinessStart C.S. Bainton Calmeadow Canada Carmel Duggan Centre Walras clients Community Reinvestment Act costs creation d'entreprises credit gap determines the survival Document de travail Draft working paper earnings economy Enterprise entrepreneurs Factors of success February 2000 UK Federal Fonds de Solidarite France Friederike Welter Geneva Germany Hilary Metcalf income support initial investment Ireland Jan Evers Janice Gallagher Kearney Kurt Wand iff labour market loans Malcolm Lynch Martin Jung MFIs micro-enterprise development micro-finance Microcredit Netherlands OECD outcome desirable participants Performance measures Prince's Trust Private-public partnerships public support Quebec schemes sector self-employed coming self-employment programmes self-employment promotion social capital start-up capital support to self-employment survival and success survival rate T.V. Crowley targeted Tracy Anderson travail provisoire unemployed wage and salary welfare William Finseth workers