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Are Pakistan's women entrepreneurs being served by the microfinance sector?

Financial services are important for women who are starting and growing a business, but in Pakistan microfinance providers (MFPs) are not reaching Pakistan's businesswomen. Only 59 percent of microfinance clients are women, yet the majority of these loans are passed on the male members of the h...

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Main Authors: Haq, Aban, (Author), Safavian, Mehnaz, 1970- (Author)
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Washington, D. C. : The World Bank, [2013]
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505 0 |a Introduction -- Findings from focus group discussions -- Do women benefit from an enabling policy environment for microfinance? -- Conclusion and recommendations for stakeholders. 
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