Research & Analysis

Key Principles of Microfinance

Because sustainable microfinance is a key element in creating solid financial markets in developing countries, CGAP's donor members developed and endorsed these Key Principles of Microfinance. The G8 also endorsed these principles at their June 2004 Summit in Sea Island, Georgia, USA, as part of their commitment to expanding the access of microfinance. Principles address how sustainable microfinance can be a powerful instrument against poverty.