vii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Emerging markets series.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / Robert E. Litan Measuring financial access / Anjali Kumar, Mukta Joshi, Loraine Ronchi, and Konstantinos Tzioumis Why does access matter? Impact on growth and poverty / Xavier Gine Microfinance institutions and financial access: the double bottom line / Stephen Peachey Commercial banks and financial access / Ajai Nair and J. D. von Pischke Financial infrastructure and financial access / David Porteous Government policies to expand financial access / Michael S. Barr Conclusion / Michael S. Barr and Anjali Kumar.
"Addresses the challenges of making financial systems more inclusive, emulating successful ventures in new markets, and utilizing technologies and government policies to support the expansion of financial access. Examines many dimensions of financial access, including measuring financial access, understanding the impact of expanded access, and examining alternative institutional models"--Provided by publisher.
"This book is based on the seventh annual financial markets and development conference held May 30-31, 2006, in Washington, D.C. The conference was cosponsored by the World Bank Group and Brookings Institution."
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.