Finance Against Poverty Volume 2 - Edited by David Hulme & Paul MosleyLondon & New York: Routledge, 1996, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.
Includes: Graphs; Tables; List of abbreviations;
From the cover: “Since the 1980s development theorists have increasingly argued for the provision of small loans to micro-entrepreneurs as an .effective policy instrument in the fight against poverty. In Volume 1 of Finance against Poverty, David Hulme and Paul Mosley reviewed and extended the theory behind such ideas. In the present volume, they assess the effectiveness of the theory when put into practice, drawing on detailed comparative data from seven developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi and Sri Lanka.
Both volumes provide a wealth of information and research on the impact 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.”