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Microfinance dossier

Microfinance: Who profits?

Five years after the 'Year of Microcredit' Radio Netherlands Worldwide wants to take the debate on micro-finance a step further, with a series of radio broadcasts and web productions on the theme.

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Dick Berlijn, former commander of the Dutch armed forces

Dick Berlijn on microfinance: Some people need a kickstart

What do people know about microfinance? Radio Netherlands Worldwide asked a number of movers and shakers, experts and non-experts. One of them is Dick Berlijn, former commander of the Dutch armed forces, who says people "sometimes...

Microcredit on your mobile

Microcredit on your mobile

Banking by mobile phone has really taken off in Africa. It's fast, relatively cheap, safe and easy to keep track of. Mobile banking seems perfectly suited to microcredit. So will the credit analysts be setting off into the bush with their...

Speakers at the RNW Microfinance Conference, The Hague

Microfinance reaches maturity

Some regard it as the perfect form of development aid, as the best way people that can become self-reliant and leave poverty behind for good. Microcredit. Small loans to small businessmen, who otherwise would not be able to raise the money...

Microfinance - Who Profits? debate

RNW announces interactive dialogue on microfinance

Speech by RNW editor-in-chief Rik Rensen at the start of the Microfinance - Who Profits? debate in The Hague on Monday, 25 January 2010 

Gerard Spong

Dutch lawyer Gerard Spong on microfinance

What do people know about microfinance? Radio Netherlands Worldwide asked a number of movers and shakers, experts and non-experts. One of them is Dutch lawyer Gerard Spong. He says "Microfinance is intended more for the have-nots....

Princess Máxima speaking at the RNW microfinance debate in The Hague

Máxima: world's poor need access to funding

Princess Máxima of the Netherlands has appealed to the international community to allow people in poor countries easier access to financial services. Microcredit, which enables poor people to set up their own small businesses, is...

Mirjam van den Berg covers the RNW Microfinance

RNW microfinance debate - posts and tweets replay

Mirjam van den Berg covered the RNW Microfinance - Who Profits? debate live from the Peace Palace in The Hague on Monday, 25 January 2010. You can see her posts here in replay. Microfinance - Who profits?

From the RNW video about microfinance in Romania

Transylvania's aromatic teas

Seven reporters from Radio Netherlands Worldwide travelled across the globe looking for small-scale businesses which have received microcredit. Portraits of the ones they found will be featured soon in this web dossier. Here is a short...

from the RNW video on Microfinance in Morocco

Bees can tell if you're afraid

Seven reporters from Radio Netherlands Worldwide travelled across the globe looking for small-scale businesses which have received microcredit. Portraits of the ones they found will be featured soon in this web dossier. Here is a short...

Henry Sandee

World Bank economist Henry Sandee on microfinance

What do people know about microfinance? Radio Netherlands Worldwide asked a number of movers and shakers, experts and non-experts. One of them is Henry Sandee, economist at the World bank in Jakarta. He thinks microfinancing is important...

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