HOW MICROFINANCE CAN HELP REMAKE THE POST-COVID WORLD

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Paul DiLeo moderated a discussion at the European Microfinance Week 2020 with Ira Lieberman and Renee Chao-Beroff, two of his co-contributors to the Brookings published The Future of Microfinance.

Panelists drew on the evolution of MFIs to chart the path through COVID and beyond:  Will the sector need to assume greater risk to continue to serve clients?  How can MFIs help their clients to build financial and technical capacity to find new business models?  Should investors anticipate less profitability and focus more on the sustainability benefits of microfinance?