International meeting, (Geneva March, 2001): Exclusion by Finance and International Debt. Round-table I : Exclusion by the finance - micro-finance and international debt

Report on the discussion about micro-finance: Exclusion by the finance and international debt that took place during the International meeting, Geneva March 30-31, 2001.

Alain Simon, April 2001

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Summary :

The increasing interest rate and structural adjustment programs have had dramatic consequences for the population from indebted countries. Financial reforms were often not followed by macro-economic reforms (development of SME). In this context, the micro-credit and alternative systems of money have to be promoted.