The stark reality is that most poor people in the world still lack access to sustainable financial services, whether it is savings, credit, or insurance. The great challenge before us is to address the constraints that exclude people from full participation in the financial sector. The International Year of Microcredit offers a pivotal opportunity for the international community to engage in a shared commitment to meet this challenge. Together, we can and must build inclusive financial sectors that help people improve their lives. structure, and scope of activities. Informal finance has not been very attractive for
Terry F. Buss is Director of International Studies at the National Academy of Public Administration in Washington, DC.
Journal of Microfinance
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Buss, Terry F.
"Microcredit in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Symposium,"
Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/esr/vol7/iss1/2