World Bank lending for small enterprises 1989-1993

  • L. M. Webster, R. Riopelle and A. M. Chidzero (1996). World Bank Technical Paper
  • Abstract: Evaluates W.B. lending to both small and medium enterprises and microenterprises. There has been a marked shift in the Bank's work in this area, and this review details the nature and content of this evolution. As lending for SMEs dropped off, the number of loan programs for microenterprises increased dramatically. Microenterprise lending began as small components of SME loans in the late 1980s, but shifted to become a centerpiece of poverty-related loans approved in the early 1990s. This review identifies these microenterprise programs, outlines their structures, and discusses issues that are likely to emerge within these operations over time.
  • Theme: Finance
  • Keywords: credit programme, microenterprise, small and medium-sized enterprise, World Bank experience
  • Reference type: Journal Article
  • Geographic location: International
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