Deleveraging Microfinance: Principles for Managing Voluntary Debt Workouts of Microfinance Institutions

Deborah Burand

Abstract


Approximately 2.6 billion people, roughly 40 percent of the world’s
population, live on less than $2 a day. 3 Of these people, 1.4 billion—that is one in four people in the developing world—live in extreme poverty subsisting on less than $1.25 a day. According to recent World Bank estimates, the financial and economic crisis facing the world today is likely to trap another 53 million people in extreme poverty.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jlc.2009.9

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