Title: The impact of microcredit on the poor in Bangladesh
Authors: Develtere, Patrick ×
Huybrechts, An #
Issue Date: Apr-2005
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Series Title: Alternatives vol:30 issue:2 pages:165-189
Abstract: This article presents a comparative overview of the most relevant findings from studies of the impact of microcredit institutions like the Grameen Bank and BRAC in Bangladesh. It first evaluates the evidence on economic impacts, which suggests that the vulnerability of bank members has been reduced even if there is no consensus about whether the two institutions also reduce poverty. It then considers the social impact, especially in relation to the situation of poor women and to various spill-over effects in different spheres of social and economic life. Keywords: microcredit, development, Bangladesh, Grameen Bank, BRAC.
ISSN: 0304-3754
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Leuven International and European Studies (LINES)
Research Group Sustainable Development
HIVA - Research Institute for Work and Society
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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