Finance Against Poverty Volume 1 - Edited by David Hulme & Paul MosleyLondon & New York: Routledge, 1996, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.
Includes: Charts; Graphs; Tables;
From the cover: “More than one billion people around the world live in poverty; most of them live in developing countries. The idea that these people might improve their living standards by becoming micro-entrepreneurs -and that financial institutions should support their initiative with small loans — has found many supporters over the last decade.
Finance against Poverty examines this theory and reviews the practical results in seven countries. Volume 1 offers an in-depth analysis of the theory as well as policy recommendations for practitioners in the field. Volume 2 presents the empirical evidence from seven developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi and Sri Lanka.
Both volumes provide a wealth of information and research on the impacts of savings and credit on productivity, employment, poverty levels and socio-political relations. With its detailed assessment of both the benefits and the limitations of financial intervention, Finance against Poverty is one of the most comprehensive studies of micro-finance to date. It is essential reading for all those interested in development, poverty-reduction, social welfare and finance.”