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What did we Learn from the Moroccan Microcredit Crisis?

The Moroccan microcredit crisis of 2009 reveals several lessons for countries in similar situations.
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Defaults Versus Over-indebtedness in Morocco

In Morocco, microcredit borrowers don't default only when they are unable to repay loans. Individual or collective defaults also result when credit providers lose legitimacy and borrowers are not willing to repay.
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Hopes for More Financial Inclusion in the Arab World

For the Arab World, 2011 was historic. The year brought much hope and a sense of opportunity as Arabs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arabian Gulf saw the possibility of a future without dictatorship, corruption and hypocrisy – the reasons underlying the poverty, unemployment, and political grievances which sparked the Arab Spring.
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Microfinance Impact: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

There’s plenty of appetite to further this discussion so that we can learn more about the value that different types of research approaches can bring to answering some fundamental questions.
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How Responsible Are Microfinance Investors?

An overabundance of capital can trigger irresponsible actions or undue risk-taking on the part of investee companies.
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The Perils of Uncontrolled Growth

The causes of the delinquency crisis are well known and can be summarized in two words: unsustainable growth.