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Good practice in microfinance: the challenges of a poverty focus in an evolving industry

Bedson, Jamie and Renzaho, Andre M. N. 2007, Good practice in microfinance: the challenges of a poverty focus in an evolving industry, in Measuring effectiveness in humanitarian and development aid: conceptual frameworks, principles and practice, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, N. Y., pp.233-256.

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Title Good practice in microfinance: the challenges of a poverty focus in an evolving industry
Author(s) Bedson, Jamie
Renzaho, Andre M. N.
Title of book Measuring effectiveness in humanitarian and development aid: conceptual frameworks, principles and practice
Editor(s) Renzaho, Andre M. N.
Publication date 2007
Chapter number 12
Total chapters 16
Start page 233
End page 256
Total pages 24
Publisher Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Place of Publication New York, N. Y.
Keyword(s) Humanitarian assistance - Evaluation
Economic assistance - Evaluation
International relief - Evaluation
Medical assistance - International cooperation - Evaluation
Summary The awarding of the 2006 Nobel Peace prize to Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus has further highlighted how microfinance has come to be regarded as a significant and effective tool in making finance available to the poor. However, much debate still centres on both how microfmance should be delivered and its effectiveness measured. Microfinance funding is not something that should be undertaken lightly, and an awareness of all the cogent issues is essential for any donor looking to undertake effective microfinance programming. This chapter will outline some of the key arguments in the contested debate on effective microfinance programming. It will focus on a discussion of poverty and impact assessments and argues that the effective funding of microfinance is dependent on the ability of an NGO to recognise the many forms which micro finance can take and direct their funding accordingly.
ISBN 9781600219597
1600219594
Language eng
Field of Research 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2007, Nova Science Publishers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006926

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