Finance Against Poverty: Volume 2: Country Case Studies

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Overview

Over the last decade, the theory that poverty in the world's poorest regions could be alleviated by providing small loans to micro-entrepreneurs has become increasingly popular. This volume examines the effectiveness of this theory when put into practice. The book presents empirical evidence drawn from comparative experiences in seven developing countries and produces some startling conclusions. This work should be essential reading for all those interested in development, poverty-reduction, social welfare and finance. Volume One provides a detailed analysis of this theory and offers policy recommendations for practitioners in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415124300
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/10/1996
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents. Tables. Figures. Contributors. Preface. Chapter 10: Metamorphosis from NGO to Commercial Bank: The Case of Bancosol in Bolivia. Chapter 11: Financial Innovation in Indonesia: BKK, KURK and the BRI Unit DESAS. Chapter 12: Credit for the Poor in Bangladesh: The BRAC

Rural Development Programme and the Government THANA Resource Development and Employment Programme. Chapter 13: Mutual Finance and the Poor: The Federation of Thrift and Credit Co-operatives (SANASA) in Sri Lanka. Chapter 14: India: The Regional Rural Banks. Chapter 15: Financing the

JUA KALI Sector in Kenya. Chapter 16: Rural and Agricultural Credit in Malawi: A Study of the Malawi Mudzi Fund and the Smallholder Africultural Credit Administration. Bibliography

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