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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


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


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


Hope as Aspirations, Agency, and Pathways Poverty Dynamics and Microfinance in Oaxaca, Mexico

Travis J. Lybbert and Bruce Wydick

in The Economics of Poverty Traps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226574301
eISBN:
9780226574448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574448.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The majority of the research on poverty traps has concentrated on dynamics arising from external constraints such as missing credit, labor, and land markets or structural features such as locally ... More


Taking Stock of the Evidence on Microfinancial Interventions

Francisco J. Buera, Joseph P. Kaboski, and Yongseok Shin

in The Economics of Poverty Traps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226574301
eISBN:
9780226574448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574448.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Microfinancial interventions are designed as responses to poverty traps, where the poor cannot invest because they lack wealth, but poverty persists without investment. Interventions include ... More


Analyzing Legal Formality and Informality: Lessons from Land Titling and Microfinance Programs 1

Antara Haldar and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698547
eISBN:
9780191745522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698547.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This paper critically examines the validity of the prescriptions of conventional law and economics theory using evidence from two programs aimed at poverty alleviation through improving ... More


Migrant Domestics and the Fictions of Imperial Capitalism

Camilla Fojas

in Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040924
eISBN:
9780252099441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040924.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Filipino domestic labor occupies the visible geographies of global popular culture and capitalism in ways that demand reckoning. They work in the homes of major figures who represent significant ... More


Financial Inclusion and Access to Capital

Georgia Levenson Keohane

in Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178020
eISBN:
9780231541664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178020.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Shows why access to capital and financial services are vital components of the development agenda: a way for families to climb out of poverty and for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to ... More


Toward a New Disaster Finance: Redefining Risk, Response, and Resilience

Georgia Levenson Keohane

in Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178020
eISBN:
9780231541664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178020.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Looks at complex manmade disasters—thornier, in some ways, than natural disasters because they do not readily lend themselves to risk transfer. Displacement and dislocation—refugees fleeing ... 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


The neoliberalisation of civil society: community-based organisations, contractor NGOs and class relations

Jonathan Pattenden

in "Labour, state and society in rural India": A class-relational approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089145
eISBN:
9781526109583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089145.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that many civil society organisations in rural India have been neoliberalised. Rather than organisations seeking to redistribute power and resources towards labourers, NGOs have ... More


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