Goldberg, Michael J.

Global Practice Strategy and Operations, The World Bank
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Private sector development; microfinance; business development; small enterprise development
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Last updated: January 31, 2023
Mike Goldberg started his career as a Peace Corps Small Business Volunteer. He also worked for CARE Guatemala, and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor. With the World Bank since 1992, he has worked in East Asia, South Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean, as a microfinance and small business development expert.  Over the past four years, he has also served as a senior operations officer for the Latin America Region and as an operations adviser in the Development Effectiveness Unit of the Africa Vice Presidency. He was also the Regional Learning Coordinator for Africa, offering technical and operational clinics, workshops and face-to-face courses – always with emphasis on practical solutions and participation. He holds a Bachelors degree from Johns Hopkins, a Masters in economic development from The Fletcher School (Tufts) and an MBA/MSF from Drexel University.

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    From Financial Exclusion to Inclusion : Increasing the Availability of Credit to the Urban Poor in Latin America
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2006-11) Gwinner, William Britt; Goldberg, Michael J.; Solo, Tova Maria; Didoni, Alberto
    This is the second of two articles that draw on the results of recent studies of the links between financial services and low income communities in Latin America. While the focus remains on the nature and inherent costs of financial exclusion for the unbanked -- those without basic deposit and transaction accounts, this article focuses on access to credit and on some of the efforts that have been made to increase the availability of credit services to the urban poor. It closes by describing ways in which World Bank projects could support increased private sector lending for community development, including housing, home improvement, and basic physical and social infrastructure as well as micro and small business lending.