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(DEBrief) Access to Credit and the Expansion of Broadband Internet in Peru

This DEBrief summarizes the findings of a study supported by the IDB and IDB Invest that analyzes the effects of broadband expansion on the credit market in Peru. The results show that the effects are sequential: after broadband arrives, firm performance improves, followed by increased access to credit. Micro and small firms with limited credit histories benefited the most in terms of growth in total credit amounts and number of lenders per firm.

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