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Why are we going to Green microfinance in Tunisia?

Lobna Abid, Sana Kacem
Published: 6 December 2018
Environmental Economics , Volume 9, pp 1-7; doi:10.21511/ee.09(4).2018.01

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to shed light on the challenges that microfinance and the sustainability of its institutions (MFIs) can face when dealing with financial crisis and the alleviation of global poverty. Apart from its economic and social effects, microfinance has come to respond to increasing demands and take the environmental aspect into account, hence, the appearance of green microfinance. The pivotal role of the latter is to foster economic growth and investment through increasing the quality of the environment and the social inclusion. In this context, Tunisia has shown interest in the introduction of a new regulation that facilitates the allocation of green micro-credits. In order to combat poverty and reduce unemployment, ecological credits have been granted by the ENDA Tamweel microfinance institution. The ultimate goal of this study is to present the tendency of this new financing mechanism in Tunisia to achieve sustainable environmental development.
Keywords: Sustainable / Tunisia / social / institutions / Credits / Green Microfinance / combat poverty

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