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Abstract

This study examines how microcredit improved entrepreneurial activity in emerginge conomies as a mechanism of economic growth and to reduce poverty and financial ine qualities, particularly in Algeria, using the example of the National Microcredit Agency. Basic on micro datasurvey of a 150 beneficiaries of this type of financing in the wilaya of Mascara. The results show that there is a strong correlation between microcredit and the number of SME created, microcredit has deployed the number of SME by 37.9% but on the other hand the effect of microcredit in rural areas is not similar to the effect observed in urban areas.


JEL Classification: G21, A12, C40.

Keywords

Microcredit Public Program SME Algeria

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