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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


Introduction: rural credit

Chris Briggs

in Credit and Village Society in Fourteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264416
eISBN:
9780191734342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264416.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book focuses on the credit dealings of medieval Europe. In medieval Europe, manor courts served as private jurisdictions by the landlords which were attended by the peasants to hear and settle ... More


Bangladesh

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/9780195380651.003.10003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter describes the emergence of independent Bangladesh after its bloody war with Pakistan in 1971 and the difficult chaotic and impoverished years that followed. Against this background we ... More


The Turn

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/9780195380651.003.10006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In 1991 Choudhury's resistance to microcredit collapsed. Indeed, he saw opportunities in microcredit that had not been seized by early pioneers such as Grameen Bank and BRAC. He saw ways to make ... More


Helping from Afar

Roger D. Stone

in Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter discusses various ways in which the donor countries and agencies can help the developing world in conserving their forest resources and increase community participation in it. The mood ... More


Building Emerging Countries’ Financial Infrastructure by Investing in Microfinance

Arnaud Ventura

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter closes the panel discussion on socially responsible investment (SRI) by promoting microcredit in developing countries as a natural match for SRI investments by sovereign wealth funds ... More


Microcredit: A Development Strategy for Poverty Reduction

Rebecca L. Thomas

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0064
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter addresses two questions that often arise in the microcredit research and dialogue. First, does microcredit really benefit the poor? Second, does microcredit serve as a strategy for ... More


Reimagining Intervention: Adaptive Preferences and the Paradoxes of Empowerment

Serene J. Khader

in Adaptive Preferences and Women's Empowerment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777884
eISBN:
9780199919055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777884.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter discusses the conceptual problems with defining “women's empowerment” that have arisen in two types of gender and development interventions: microcredit interventions and interventions ... More


Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development: A Critical Perspective

Florent Bédécarrats, Isabelle Guérin, and François Roubaud (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198865360
eISBN:
9780191898266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865360.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In October 2019, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer jointly won the 51st Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel "for their experimental approach to ... More


The Future: 10 Challenges for Sustainability

Jeremy L. Caradonna

in Sustainability: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199372409
eISBN:
9780197562932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372409.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Growing concerns about climate-change pollutants, the widening gap between the rich and the poor, resource shortages, and the world’s gamut of ecological problems have ... More


An Improvising State: Market Reforms, Neoliberal Governmentality, Gender, and Caste in Gujarat, India

Dolly Daftary

in Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion, and Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479800155
eISBN:
9781479813100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800155.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

State-led neoliberalization is discussed through the case of rural development in Gujarat, India’s flagship state of market reforms. The essay takes neoliberalization not as given or self-evident, ... More


Microfinance and Community Development

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

in Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835880
eISBN:
9780824871611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses microfinance, microcredit, and other similar initiatives that support microenterprise. Many of these initiatives, especially in Asia, have reported tremendous successes and are ... More


Microcredit Policies in Brazil: An Analysis of Community Development Banks

Genauto Carvalho de França Filho, Ariádne Scalfoni Rigo, and Jeová Torres Silva Júnior

in Securing Livelihoods: Informal Economy Practices and Institutions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687015
eISBN:
9780191766916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687015.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the role of community development banks in the field of solidarity finance in Brazil, focusing on the unique nature of their practices in the context of the government’s ... More


Demand for Microcredit, Informal Finance and Vulnerability in Rural Morocco 1

Solène Morvant-Roux, Isabelle Guérin, and Marc Roesch

in Securing Livelihoods: Informal Economy Practices and Institutions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687015
eISBN:
9780191766916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687015.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

It was long believed that both credit constraints faced by the poor and irregular cash flows as a source of their vulnerability drove their demand for microcredit. This chapter uses data on ... More


Why Do Women Co-Operate More in Women’s Groups?

James Fearon and Macartan Humphreys

in Towards Gender Equity in Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198829591
eISBN:
9780191868115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829591.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A substantial amount of development programming assumes that women have preferences or aptitudes that are more conducive to economic development. For example, conditional cash transfer programmes ... More


From Orphan to Apprentice: Crafting Patient Entrepreneurs at Desta Mender

Anita Hannig

in Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457154
eISBN:
9780226457321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457321.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter offers an account of the tumultuous history and present of Desta Mender, an outpost for incurable fistula patients with urostomy bags near Addis Ababa. The chapter examines how their ... More


Communities of hope? Gendered re-signification of microcredit in rural India

Debarati Sen and Sarasij Majumder

in Funding, Power and Community Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447336150
eISBN:
9781447336204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336150.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a picture of what gendered resilience looks like at the ground level in eastern India's Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal. It focuses on how women interpret and ... More


Reciprocity and Participation: Microcredit and Informal Credits in Rural Afghanistan

Erna Andersen

in Local Politics in Afghanistan: A Century of Intervention in the Social Order

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327928
eISBN:
9780199388066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327928.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines credit relations in rural Afghanistan, specifically the reciprocity of formal and informal credit. It shows how microcredit loans have underlined existing social relationships ... More


Empowerment Through Self-Subordination?: Microcredit and Women’s Agency

Serene J. Khader

in Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199975877
eISBN:
9780199396917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975877.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Development ethicists increasingly define women’s empowerment as the expansion of women’s agency. This chapter argues that this definition ignores the fact that women can increase their ability to ... More


Trajectories of Social Innovation: Tackling Marginalization with a Complex Approach

György Molnár and Attila Havas

in Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198830511
eISBN:
9780191868702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830511.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The chapter analyses the specific features of social innovation for marginalized (SIM) or even socially excluded people, using the example of a social microcredit programme. It offers a review of the ... More


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