2003 Amendment to the Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act

  • Date Posted: February 9, 2012
  • Organizations/Projects: United States Congress
  • Document Types: Guidance, Policy, Other
  • Donor Type: Other US Government Agency

This amendment reaffirms past legislation requiring USAID to spend half of its microenterprise funding on the very poor; re-defines the "very poor" as those living below the international poverty line of $1/day (PPP) or in the bottom half below the national poverty line; and defines the requirement for USAID to develop, field test, and certify poverty assessment tools for use by microenterprise practitioners.

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