Economics and Finance

Fighting Poverty with Microcredit: Experience in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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450
ISBN: 
984 05 1468 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
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228
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Providing microcredit to the poor has become an important antipoverty scheme in many countries. Microcredit helps the poor become self-employed and thus generates income and reduces poverty. In Bangladesh, these programs reach about five million poor households. But microcredit programs are just one of many ways of reducing poverty. Are these programs cost-effective? This book addresses the question, drawing on the experience of the well-known microcredit programs of Bangladesh's Grameen Bank, the Rural Development-12 project, and the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee.

Readings in Microfinance: Reach and Impact

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Economics and Finance
Development Studies
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English
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978 984 8815 23 6
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Institute of Microfinance
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
925
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Microfinance is now globally recognized as a powerful intervention for alleviating poverty. This innovative development approach has inspired numerous research works around the world. The Institute of Microfinance (InM) has undertaken a project to compile the major publications on the experience of microfinance in Bangladesh into a series of readings, of which this is the first. The present anthology deals with the reach of Microfinance Institutions (MFI’s) and their impacts on their clientele and the wider economy.

Microfinance Regulations for Development: Global Experiences

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Economics and Finance
Development Studies
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English
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1000
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978 984 506 029 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
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2011
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300
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Microcredit offers a mechanism for providing collateral free credit to assetless household. Bangladesh and a number of developing countries have evolved their own genre of microfinance. Effectiveness of this new tool in alleviating poverty, sustainability of the beneficiaries cum borrowers, sustainability of the microfinance institutions in the absence of donor funds, transparency in their operations, and questions related to practice of good governance came to the forefront of discussion with the maturity of this sector.

Rural Financing and Agricultural Credit in Bangladesh: Future Development Strategies for Formal Sector Banks

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Economics and Finance
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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550
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984 05 1760 0
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2006
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296
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Among the major socio-economic objectives of national development policy in Bangladesh is to ensure that developmental benefits do not accrue only to privileged sections in the community but percolate to the underprivileged social sections as well. However, the working of the institutional credit structure has yet to be evaluated against this principle in order to ascertain the extent to which the credit flow to agriculture has reached to unprivileged sections of the rural community, comprising the country's small and marginal farmers.

Privatisation in Bangladesh: An Agenda in Search of a Policy

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Economics and Finance
Development Studies
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English
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395
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984 05 1704 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
241
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In recent years the process of privatisation of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), spanning over more than two decades, has come under increasing scrutiny of both experts and civil society in Bangladesh. Conceptual framework of privatisation of SOEs, efficacy of institutions to carry out privatisation related reforms and operationalisation of the privatisation policies have come to be questioned by both experts, and the general public.

Looking Outward: Bangladesh in the World Economy

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
International Relations and Security Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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275
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978 984 05 1716 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
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122
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In this book of three essays (emerging from lectures at BRAC University and Bangladesh Economic Association), Professor Nurul Islam examines the opportunities as well as risks Bangladesh faces in foreign trade, investment and labour export, first in the context of economic globalization and then in the regional context, in forging mutually beneficial economic relations with India. The book also contains an empirical analysis of Bangladesh's international image-in respect of economic performance and state of governance- with a significant bearing on her development prospects.

Economic Reform and Trade Performance in South Asia

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
South Asian Studies
Development Studies
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English
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550
ISBN: 
984 05 1731 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
407
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Across South Asia economic policy reforms were to accelerate growth by enhancing the countries internal and external competitiveness. To what extent did the sluggish trade performance of South Asian countries actually improve? To what extent have opportunities for regional trade and investment cooperation materialized in the more liberal post-reform context? Did inflows of foreign direct investment actually increase?

Entrepreneurs and Economic Development: The Remarkable Story of Garment Exports from Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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350
ISBN: 
984 05 1501 2
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
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250
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This is the first book that presents a comprehensive analysis of the apparel export industry of Bangladesh. Readymade garment exports from Bangladesh started modestly in the late 1970s primarily as a result of local initiatives. Soon the industry had the benefit of foreign collaboration in marketing, management and production.

Freedom from Debt: The Reappropriation of Development through Financial Self-reliance

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1443 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
Number of Pages: 
178
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This important book deals with two issues: the emancipation of the Third World from the debt system and the re-appropriation of development by civil society through financial self-reliance. The author begins by analyzing the failure of 50 years of externally financed development. He shows how the foreign aid system- has had the perverse effect of downplaying the role of domestic savings and creating a chronic economic and technological dependency. It also subverted the political process in many countries by giving birth to a new class which Gelinas calls the aristocracy.

Challenges for Second Generation Microfinance: Regulation, Supervision and Resource Mobilization

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Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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525
ISBN: 
984 05 1536 5
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
Number of Pages: 
425
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Two decades of development practice have highlighted the importance of financial services in the fight against poverty. Accordingly microfinance organizations have scaled up their operations in many developing countries, with Bangladesh being a notable example. However, the traditional form of support for microfinance via donor grants and concessional loans is not sustainable.

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