This paper summarises evidence from a systematic review by Stewart et al (2012), titled Do micro-credit, micro-savings and micro-leasing serve as effective financial inclusion interventions enabling poor people, and especially women, to engage in meaningful economic opportunities in low- and middle-income countries? It is designed to provide an overview of the key evidence included in the systematic review, to assist policy-makers and researchers in assessing the evidence in this field. It summarises key findings, indicates the country contexts from which evidence is drawn, and provides links and references to the included studies.
Anon. Evidence Brief: Do financial inclusion interventions enable poor people to engage in economic activities? DFID Research and Evidence Division, UK (2014) 4 pp.