Microfinance and Global Development

Researcher calls Microfinance “a delusion” undermining those it would claim to serve Two closely related pieces that caught our attention recently: This short article by a London School of Economics professor, offering a very critical view of why and how microfinance gained favor amongst the banking industry, why it hasn’t worked as promised and how… Continue reading Microfinance and Global Development

Revisiting Microfinance

Marking an important anniversary date on microfinance policy  Today we revisit our appearance on Worldview exploring the policies and ongoing scrutiny put on the effectiveness of microfinance programs in places like India and Bangladesh.   Informed by our project work in Bangladesh, where we set out to improve the way that microcredit was implemented from… Continue reading Revisiting Microfinance