Defying the Odds: Banking for the Poor

Synopsis

• Draws from the experience of selected creative microfinance programs in Asia, West Africa, and Latin America

• Unique view of microfinance from a political-economy perspective

Setting itself apart from other microfinance literature, this distinctive book focuses on the context of social and economic change in developing countries, claiming the poor do not create poverty. The book's focus on grassroots developmental entrepreneurship and alternative poverty-reduction strategies will be of interest to policymakers as well as students who are learning how microfinance has grown worldwide.

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