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Free markets are now being repackaged as pro-poor markets. It is no longer enough then to talk about microfinance as a sector of development. Using the case of microfinance, the book participates in a set of fierce debates about development – from the role of markets to the secrets of successful pro-poor institutions. Nor is microfinance the largest sector of specializa- tion for international or local non-governmental organizations NGOs many other sectors are common—health, human rights, women.

They were drawn to micro- finance, and particularly to the solidarity group model, because it seemed a particularly effective way of mitigating poverty and promoting Christianity. This is in a way creating wealth, more than wiping out of poverty. While some borrowers never get off the debt treadmill, others squander their credit on consumer goods.

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It is that wide-mouthed povery, with much at the top and little at the bottom. The prize brought new attention to the role of the Grameen Bank as a pioneer of microfinance. Maternal mortality, primary education, health, and housing are all now crucial ingredients of development, not simply gross national product.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


It is the panacea of choice. In the face of a brave new frontier of poverty capital, the missionaries asserted a Christian truth, rejecting sleek Wall Street models of ajanya for the seemingly primitive form of rotating savings and credit associations that are present in so many poor communities.

But microfinance is everywhere; it exists in the sub-terrain of almost everything in development. These movements, through visible and often fierce protest, have served as a catalyst for the new global order.

More than half of the public offering proceeds went back to ro institutions that had invested in Compartamos when it moved from being a non-profit capiatl a commercial venture in We did—through rural development projects, slum upgrading, health, education, women and development.

It is a funnel through which little trickles to the bottom. Particularly striking is the idea, which ran through the issue: Alex rated it really liked it Mar 15, The pioneers of microfinance, Grameen Bank and BRAC, are deemed successful in terms of their scale of outreach— millions of borrowers and depositors—but unsuccessful in terms of efficiency.

As microfinance is transformed into a global financial industry, there is also a growing risk aversion to anayna to the poor.

In the midst of the financial crisis, inthe Wall Street Journal April 21, reported that Compartamos was posting a growth in net profits of nearly 25 percent. The globalization of microfinance is also the financialization of development.

They are being revived at a time of millennial development. The day finally comes when she asks for a first loan, usually about 25 dollars. She was smiling, a broad grin that was confident, and she bore capltal her hands a garment with vibrant embroidery. In keeping with his general account of market failures, Stiglitz This book has been made possible because of the generosity of many different people in many different parts of the world.

It is impossible for me to list all such opportunities and to ca;ital register my thanks. Social capital, which Stiglitz b: In its early years, the World Bank, as it was established at Bretton Fapital, functioned primarily as a conservative financial institution, raising money on Wall Street and making market-rate loans to creditworthy developing countries for projects whose risk could be clearly assessed.


I went to Bangladesh deeply cynical about microfinance, but I came away inspired. Such scholarship is important but it is not the aim of anznya book.

In this sense, CGAP controls the truths about microfinance. With private financial flows far exceeding ODA, the World Bank faces a new challenge of moving money and reinventing the role of development capital.

Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development

The act was many years in the making, with Results working since the mids to make possible such legislation. At CGAP, the very concept and practice of microcredit is being transformed. That Tufts has resources to allocate to support faculty and students is compelling for those whose labor takes place in academic institutions and especially for those of us who are in poorly supported public universities.

Such dominant practices are challenged by alternative paradigms of development, and the book details these as well.

abanya The study of poverty is marked by the ethics of distance—of lives that are studied but remain distant from the privileged researcher. Such goals explicitly challenge the Washington consensus on poverty, shifting the focus from financial benchmarking to human development.