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The seeds of Grameen
Bank and the concept of
microcredit.
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“An excellent analysis of the evolution of microfinance and the economic theory behind it…”
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Guiding readers through the landscape of financial-
inclusion opportunities.
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Researchers compile family financial diaries and report on how the poor spend money and the myriad resources that function like portfolios.
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Despite world economic growth, prosperity has not “trickled
down” to the poor.
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Recent practical innovations and policy questions in the field of microfinance
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A practical “how-to” manual for MFIs to transform into licensed and regulated deposit-taking institutions.
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Probes the truth about microfinance, and explains the need to deemphasize microcredit in favor of other financial services for the poor.
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Reveals that microfinance doesn’t actually work. That, in fact, the case for it has largely been built on a desire to advance a particular free market ideology.