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Statelessness and Microfinance: Can Microfinance Improve the Living Conditions of the Stateless?

Authors:

Brian P. Colgan ,

Ondřej Kolínský

Abstract

This paper studies how microfinance can operate in stateless communities and whether it can have a positive long-term impact on such a clientele. First, the principles of microfinance are presented and linked to the needs of the stateless. Then a project realised in Bhutanese refugee camps is described as a good practice example and its relevance for other stateless groups is discussed. It is concluded that microfinance programmes may need specific forms tailored for various cases but that these projects would very likely be feasible and can be expected to bring positive, long-term effects.
How to Cite: Colgan BP and Kolínský O, ‘Statelessness and Microfinance: can Microfinance Improve the Living Conditions of the Stateless?’ (2014) 19 Tilburg Law Review 90 DOI: http://doi.org/10.1163/22112596-01902010
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Published on 01 Jan 2014.
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