Publication: Microfinance in the Arab World : The Challenge of Financial Inclusion
Financial inclusion is about introducing justice and equity in financial systems and focuses on: (i) extending financial services to previously excluded populations and micro-entrepreneurs; (ii) empowering the poor and low income populations that have largely been excluded from access to financial services; and (iii) extending access through provision of holistic services ranging from credit delivery to deposits, insurance and pensions and other financial services.
“Akhtar, Shamshad; Pearce, Douglas. 2010. Microfinance in the Arab World : The Challenge of Financial Inclusion. MENA Knowledge and Learning Quick Notes Series; No. 25. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/92644cce-0684-5ce2-b399-b48a52da6ca4 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”