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Reparations and Microfinance Schemes

Hans Dieter Seibel and Andrea Armstrong

in The Handbook of Reparations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199291922
eISBN:
9780191603716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199291926.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Allocating reparation benefits to victims of civil rights abuses with a lasting effect on their well-being is a tremendous challenge. By converting benefit payments into shares and beneficiaries into ... More


Understanding Poverty

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Roland Bénabou, and Dilip Mookherjee

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This volume presents 28 essays on poverty by some of the leading experts in the field of economics. The book is divided into three sections, beginning with an essay about how poverty is measured. The ... More


Credit, Intermediation, and Poverty Reduction

Robert M. Townsend

in Understanding Poverty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay shows how credit markets influence development, and argues that the impact of improvements in credit markets is quantitatively significant. It begins by establishing the fact that access ... More


Institutions, state capacity, and poverty

Paul Mosley

in The Politics of Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692125
eISBN:
9780191739286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692125.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter asks what kind of institutions will be pro-poor, focusing on the ability of those institutions to deliver access to key markets and services – especially labour, capital, and ... More


Learning from Visa®? Incorporating Insurance Provisions in Microfinance Contracts

Loïc Sadoulet

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276837
eISBN:
9780191601620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276838.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that the repeated interaction between banks and clients allows borrowers to establish a credit record, which they can use to insure themselves from temporary liquidity shocks. It ... More


The Pledge: ASA, Peasant Politics, and Microfinance in the Development of Bangladesh

Stuart Rutherford

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380651
eISBN:
9780199869312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380651.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

ASA of Bangladesh recently topped Forbes Magazine's first ever list of the world's best microfinance banks. This was an extraordinary outcome for an organization that had started life in 1978 as a ... More


The Decade of Growth

Stuart Rutherford

in The Pledge: ASA, Peasant Politics, and Microfinance in the Development of Bangladesh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380651
eISBN:
9780199869312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380651.003.10007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

From the mid-1990s, for ten years ASA's microcredit experienced the rapid growth that Choudhury had anticipated. But at the same time ASA learned a great deal about the operation of microcredit, and ... More


An International Brand

Stuart Rutherford

in The Pledge: ASA, Peasant Politics, and Microfinance in the Development of Bangladesh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380651
eISBN:
9780199869312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380651.003.10010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

ASA has been active overseas since the mid-1990s, mostly as a contractor for microcredit development sponsored by bodies such as the United Nations. But then Choudhury met Dirk Brouwer, a Dutch ... More


Increasing Self-Employment Earnings

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

In the countries in which the world's poor are concentrated, the great majority of working people are self-employed. As detailed in this chapter, a program to increase the returns to self-employment ... More


African Successes, Volume III: Modernization and Development

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315720
eISBN:
9780226315867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315867.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is Volume III of a four volume set that reports on progress with economic, political, and social development in Africa over recent decades. Volume I deals with the essential issues of social ... More


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