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An idea of influence

Is lending to the poor too risky? No, says Jacques Attali. Based on real capital, yielding concrete results, microfinance is one of the best investments around

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An idea of influence

Is lending to the poor too risky? No, says Jacques Attali. Based on real capital, yielding concrete results, microfinance is one of the best investments around

Jacques Attali

  • President of PlaNet Finance (since 1998)
  • Founder and first president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1991 to 1993)
  • Special adviser to the president of France (1981 to 1991)
  • Author of more than 40 books, including Noise: The Political Economy of Music, A Brief History of the Future and A Man of Influence

PlaNet Finance

Allianz works with PlaNet Finance on a commercial basis in Egypt, as well as sub-Saharan African countries, to introduce simple micro-insurance products to provide a social safety net for poorer people.

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