Why Private Sector Led Financial Inclusion Cannot Work for Development? Case of Micro Credit in India
This paper analyzes the potential of the private sector-led micro-credit business to impact poverty. Despite the financial and policy support by donor agencies and multilateral agencies microcredit has not been able to create a positive impact on household income. The study concludes that the credit policy of private sector providers is not designed to create a substantial impact. Microcredit is a business model for doing business with the poor. All aspects of a credit policy including selection criteria, appraisal process, and product offered, and loan amount serves the interest of the lender and not that of the client.
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