Microenterprise in International Perspective: An Overview of the Issues
TERRY F. BUSS
IJED, Vol. 1 No. 1, (1999)
This issue of the International Journal of Economic Development is a special symposium on microcredit programs in developing, developed and transitional economies. This introductory paper reviews current issues debated among advocates, critics and policy-makers in the microcredit field and weaves in symposium papers as examples for more detailed study. Even though the symposium covers much material, it cannot do justice to this rich field of endeavor.