Microenterprise Development Review: Volume 2 : No. 2 : January, 2000
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The first article of this issue of the Microenterprise Development Review highlights four key issues that credit unions in Latin America must grapple with today to become effective financial institutions: rehabilitation, supervision, governance, and consolidation. The second article discusses the lack of reliable information about borrower credit in the region and the methods employed by financial institutions to offset risk. The author argues that credit bureaus can solve this problem by providing the necessary information to evaluate a borrower's ability and willingness to repay their debts.