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Who Needs Credit?: Poverty and Finance in Bangladesh Geoffrey D. Wood

Who Needs Credit?: Poverty and Finance in Bangladesh

Geoffrey D. Wood

Published January 15th 1998
ISBN : 9781856495240
Paperback
400 pages
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 About the Book 

In recent years Micro-credit, the loan of small sums to people excluded from normal banking processes, has emerged as an important and growing issue in Development Policy. The result of disillusionment with the ability of either government agenciesMoreIn recent years Micro-credit, the loan of small sums to people excluded from normal banking processes, has emerged as an important and growing issue in Development Policy. The result of disillusionment with the ability of either government agencies or international aid programmes to change the situation of the poor, Micro-credit has proved very successful. The Grameen Bank in Bangladesh alone lends to two million people. By reviewing the experience of Bangladesh, the country most closely associated with pioneering Micro-credit programmes, the book asks critical questions potentially overlooked in the rush to repeat the success of these ventures in other countries.