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Davos Open Forum 2005-Entrepreneurship: Key for Development? The Key for Development?Ensuring the inclusion of the poor in the overall growth process remains a global challenge and fostering entrepreneurship is considered part of the answer. The provision of credit to the poor -- highlighted by the "International Year of Microcredit 2005" -- is vital, along with other tools, to promoting entrepreneurship and reducing poverty.1) How can entrepreneurship be promoted in order to stimulate bottom-up development?2) What challenges and dangers do new microcredit instruments pose for the poor?3) What is the potential role and responsibility of the private financial sector in fostering development?Priscilla Daniel, Programme Executive, ECLOF - Ecumenical Church Loan Fund, SwitzerlandWalter Fust, Director-General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SwitzerlandWalter B. Kielholz, Chairman of the Board, Credit Suisse Group, SwitzerlandMandisi Mpahlwa, Minister of Trade and Industry of South AfricaRoshaneh Zafar, Managing Director, Kashf Foundation, Pakistan; Social EntrepreneurModerated byErnst A. Brugger, Managing Director, Sustainability Forum Zurich, Switzerland
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