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Tennant, David
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Assessing Credit Unionsí Performance in Facilitating Economic Growth: The Case of Jamaica (1986-2002)
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City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Unionís Forum on the Role and Relevance of Credit Unions to the Jamaican Economy
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October 19, 2005
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Abstract
Assesses the role that credit unions have played in facilitating economic growth in Jamaica. The credit unionsí performance has been compared with the performance of the other major types of financial institutions in a few critical channels to economic growth. Concludes that while credit unions may not play a leading role in the creation of economic growth, they are major contributors to economic development, a concept that cannot be ignored as developing countries seek to meet the Millennium Development Goals. ....
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