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Apr 2006
Microcredit: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go
April, 20 2006
Chicago - Has the widespread enthusiasm for microfinance transformed a noble idea into a panacea? Thomas Dichter, long-time practitioner in the international development industry and author of "Despite Good Intentions: Why Development Assistance to the Third World Has Failed," takes a critical look at the microcredit movement and argues that it has done more harm than good ...
The History of Microfinance
April, 14 2006
Portland - This article examines the historical context of microfinance and its evolution ...
Why the Big Banks are Investing in Microfinance
April, 05 2006
- Microfinance institutions are garnering attention from some of the world’s leading commercial banks. Citigroup, ABN AMRO, Barclays, and more are all seeking direct and indirect exposure to the microfinance market, and with good reason- there’s money to be made there. ...

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