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Niels Hermes is professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen

Can microfinance institutions reduce poverty?

Date:05 June 2018
Author:prof. dr. Niels Hermes

The market for micro-finance is booming and cross-border funding for micro-finance institutions (MFIs) is increasing. It is important for microfinance institutions to show their effect in reducing poverty to maintain long-term interest of investors.

Robert Lensink is a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen

Can Business Training Reduce Poverty?

Date:22 March 2018
Author:prof. dr. Robert Lensink

Is access to finance sufficient on its own to bring people out of poverty? Or is there a need for business training to complement financial access? In a recent paper we investigated this in a large micro-finance institution, Tao Yeu May, in Vietnam.