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Financial and Market Integration of Vulnerable People : Lessons from Development Programmes (Hardcover)

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Smallholder farmers, women earners, young job-seekers, people with disability and the entrenched poor often struggle to sustain themselves or contribute to the wellbeing of their households. Despite years of attempting to address this situation, microfinance and enterprise development programs have repeatedly been unable to reach the poorest and most vulnerable.Some programs and approaches are making advances, and this book provides conceptual and practical insights into how we can facilitate change for those most in need. It poses questions such as: how can we enable the participation and contribution of vulnerable populations in economic development programming? In what ways are subsidies being used creatively to increase assets without creating dependence? How can barriers to access for disabled people be reduced for greater financial inclusion? Is it possible for smallholders to be integrated into commercial value chains without increasing their risks? Which graduation models help poorest people to move out of extreme poverty?Financial and Market Integration of Vulnerable People provides examples of some promising solutions including the ‘push–pull’ model for value chain integration, innovation in financial product design, cash transfers and graduation models, indigenous stewardship of local resources, and vouchers for smallholder agricultural technologies.
Number of Pages: 154
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Third World Development
Series Title: Key Writings in Enterprise Development and Microfinance
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc
Language: English
Street Date: July 31, 2015
TCIN: 21568385
UPC: 9781853398872
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-8352

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