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Title Confronting microfinance : undermining sustainable development / edited by Milford Bateman
Published Sterling, Va. : Kumarian Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 274 pages) : illustrations
Contents Looking beyond the hype and entrenched myths / Milford Bateman -- Microfinance in ultra-poor communities : the experience of Medellín, Colombia / Milford Bateman, Juan Pablo Durán Ortiz, and Dean Sinković -- Commercialization of microfinance : resolution or extension of poverty? / Malcolm Harper -- Lessons from the Grameen Bank : entrepreneurialism may not be a universal norm / Rashmi Dyal-Chand -- Undermining the chances of sustainable development in India with microfinance / Aneel Karnani -- Impact of microfinance in Croatia / Milford Bateman and Dean Sinković -- Microfinance in Serbia / Nebojša Janićijević and Goran Petković -- Microfinance in Macedonia / Taki Fiti, Vladimir Filipovski, and Verica Hadzi Vasileva-Markovska -- Microfinance saturation in Bosnia and Herzegovina : what has really been achieved for the poor? / Saša Drezgić, Zoran Pavlović, and Dragoljub Stoyanov -- Gender and microfinance in Southeastern Europe : a critical view / Vesna Cipruš, Liz Hughes, and Mia Vukojević -- End of microfinance? / Milford Bateman
Summary * Uses empirical evidence and contributor fieldwork to get at the heart of debates on microfinance claims* Incorporates global perspective but focuses on Southeast Europe, a key arena for microfinance and microcredit programsDespite the popularity of microfinance, it is a field that remains remarkably under-theorized. Most evaluations carried out by international development agencies, academics, and independent researchers focus on tweaking what they see as an already beneficial system. Rarely are the very foundations of microfinance brought into question. Instead, their studies presuppose imp
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Microfinance -- Balkan Peninsula.
Microfinance -- Developing countries.
Sustainable development -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Bateman, Milford.
ISBN 1565494369 (electronic bk.)
1565494377 (consumer ebook)
9781565494367 (electronic bk.)
9781565494374 (consumer ebook)
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(cloth ; alk. paper)
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