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Author Premchander, Smita

Title Prevention and Elimination of Bonded Labour : The Potential and Limits of Microfinance-led Approaches
Published Geneva : International Labour Office, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (77 p.)
Contents Acknowledgements; Executive summary; List of acronyms; 1. Introduction; 1.1. Causes and nature of bondage; 1.2. Methodology; 1.3. Key assumptions and questions regarding; 2. Targeting; 2.1. Why target?; 2.2. Targeting criteria and methods; 2.3. Challenges of targeting bonded labourers; 3. Product menu and design; 3.1. Products offered through bonded labour and extreme poor projects; 3.2. Differentiated products for the extreme poor; 3.3. Variation according to type of enterprise; 3.4. Differentiated performance indicators; 3.5. Can the poorest graduate to commercial
3.6. Microfinance for release from bondage3.7. Addressing the need for livelihoods finance; 4. Institutional arrangements; 4.1. Models at the grassroots level; 4.2. Comparing group models; 4.3. Models of microfinance delivery organization; 4.4. Key institutional issues; 5. Lessons and conclusions; 5.1. Financial strategy; 5.2. An integrated approach; References
Summary This publication, authored by S. Premchander, V. Prameela and M. Chidambaranathan of the Indian NGO SAMPARK, documents the learning processes of the NGOs and microfinance organizations that experimented with different approaches to microfinance and bonded labour. It highlights the importance of adopting a holistic and integrated approach, including social, economic, political and judicial interventions at individual, household, community and higher levels. The publication seeks to stimulate broader debate and experimentation on how microfinance can most effectively contribute to ending bonded
Notes Description based upon print version of record
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Form Electronic book
Author Chidambaranathan, M
Pramella, V
ISBN 9221294129