“Microfinanzas y TIC. Experiencias innovadoras en Latinoamérica” by AFI, IDB, FOMIN and with the collaboration of Telefónica and the Telefónica Foundation

Published on 15th June 2015

The book “Microfinanzas y TIC, experiencias innovadoras en Latinoamérica”, edited in collaboration with the Interamerican Development Bank, Analistas Financieros Internacionales, Telefónica and the Telefónica Foundation, analyses the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on microfinance in Latin America.

The study analyses the contribution of ICT to the development of microfinance, the progress made in terms of conditions of access and use to financial products and services, as well as their expansion to remote areas and/or excluded sectors of the population. The authors highlight how the combination of microfinance and ICT has promoted economic development in Latin America and people's welfare, through innovation, efficiency and effectiveness.

The report describes the most important aspects of microfinance in Latin America at present, the challenges for the future and good market practices that help it to flourish.