Summary on Developing a Research Agenda on Small-Dollar Credit and Financial Empowerment

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Summary on Developing a Research Agenda on Small-Dollar Credit and Financial Empowerment

Abstract

The U.S. Department of the Treasury gathered 50 foundation representatives and researchers from academia, government, the nonprofit sector, and industry to participate in the convening Developing a Research Agenda on Small-Dollar Credit and Financial Empowerment.This summary provides key insights from the one-day event including discussions on both the demand for and supply of small-dollar credit and what participants identified as research needed to inform policymaking in order to address the challenges related to meeting the small-dollar credit needs of underserved populations, notably low- and moderate-income individuals.

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