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How donors can help build pro-poor financial systems

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This brief outlines a framework for donors to follow when applying a financial systems approach to their activities in the field of microfinance. It emphasises the benefits of collaboration and analyses the characteristics of certain types of interventions with regard to their suitability for different types of donors. The brief is illustrated by the example of how DFID, CIDA, Sida and RNE are joining forces to fund pro-poor finance in Tanzania and ends with a set of emerging principles to improve the effectiveness of donor support for building better financial systems.

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