Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review


The following paper highlights the main issues that emerged from the results of a recent study into microfinance in the Eastern Caribbean (Lashley & Lord, 2002), of which the primary aim was to make recommendations for the best practice for successful microfinance provision. It appears that despite a number of operational issues that need to be addressed, the first step in realizing a successful microfinance sector in the small states of the eastern Caribbean is to first define what is meant by "success." In other words, donors, providers, and recipients need to be cognizant and explicit in defining the aims and uses of microfinance.


Jonathan Lashley is a Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) based at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.



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Journal of Microfinance

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