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Small-scale entrepreneurs in the urban water and sanitation market
This paper describes the importance of small-scale private sector or NGO providers of water and sanitation in a great range of urban areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It includes many examplesExpand
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Financial exclusion in Latin America — or the social costs of not banking the urban poor
This paper summarizes the findings of research in Bogotá, Colombia and Mexico City on the use of financial services by the urban population. The focus is on the majority of persons who have noExpand
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Competition in water and sanitation : the role of small-scale entrepreneurs
In water and sanitation there has always been a belief that the sector has a high degree of natural monopoly. But competition is widespread at the low-income end of the retail level in developingExpand
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The Urban Unbanked in Mexico and the United States
This paper examines the ways in which lower-income households obtain basic financial services in urban communities in Mexico and the United States. And it discusses the efforts that private sectorExpand
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Access to Financial Services in Colombia: The Unbanked in Bogota
The authors look at the depth of the financial sector in Bogota in terms of the"financial exclusion"of those, particularly poorer citizens, who operate without accounts in formal financialExpand
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Natural disasters and the urban poor
Natural disasters made two and a half million people homeless in Latin America between 1990 and 1999. The region has been plagued with an average of 30 disasters causing 7,500 fatalities a year forExpand
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Desastres naturales y pobres urbanos
Natural disasters made two and a half million people homeless in Latin America between 1990 and 1999. The region has been plagued with an average of 30 disasters causing 7,500 fatalities a year forExpand
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