Finance for the Poor: Microfinance Development Strategy

Date: June 2000
Type: Policies, Strategies, and Plans
ADB administration and governance; Finance
Price: $10.00 (paperback)


The Microfinance Development Strategy ensures permanent access to institutional financial services for a majority of poor and low-income households and their microenterprises. It aims to support the development of sustainable microfinance systems that can provide diverse services of high quality.


  • Introduction
  • Need for a Development Strategy for Microfinance
  • Microfinance in the Asian and Pacific Region
  • ADB's Microfinance Experience
  • Other Agencies' Microfinance Experience
  • ADB's Microfinance Development Strategy
  • Implementation of the Strategy
  • Appendixes