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The Promise of Microfinance for Poverty Relief in the Developing World
(Released May 2007)

 
  by Matthew Ruben  

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  1. "We Sacrifice and Eat Less": The Structural Complexities of Microfinance Participation
    Human organization, Vol. 65, No. 1, Spr 2006, pp. 8-19

  2. Group Size and Social Ties in Microfinance Institutions
    Economic Inquiry, Vol. 44, No. 4, October 2006, pp. 614-628

  3. Microenterprise Development in the United States: Current Challenges and New Directions
    Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 4, November 2006, pp. 351-367

  4. Microfinance in Northeast Thailand: Who Benefits and How Much?
    World Development, Vol. 34, No. 9, September 2006, pp. 1612-1638

  5. Non-linearities in returns to participation in Grameen Bank programs
    Journal of development studies, Vol. 42, No. 8, Nov 2006, pp. 1379-1400

  6. Separate and Unequal
    Finance and Development, Vol. 43, No. 1, March 2006, pp. 56-57

  7. Trust in Lending: Social Capital and Joint Liability Seed Loans in Southern Zambia
    World Development, Vol. 34, No. 10, October 2006, pp. 1788-1807

  8. Understanding and dealing with high interest rates on microcredit: a note to policy makers in the Asia and Pacific region
    Asian Development Bank, 2006

  9. Building inclusive financial sectors: the road to growth and poverty reduction
    Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2005, pp. 65-86

  10. Cooperation in Microcredit Borrowing Groups: Identity, Sanctions, and Reciprocity in the Production of Collective Goods
    American Sociological Review, Vol. 70, No. 3, June 2005, pp. 496-515

  11. Great Expectations: Microfinance and Poverty Reduction in Asia and Latin America
    Oxford Development Studies, Vol. 33, No. 3-4, September-December 2005, pp. 391-416

  12. The hidden wealth of the poor
    Economist, Vol. 377, No. 8451, November 5-11 2005, pp. +

  13. Microcredit: A Cautionary Tale
    Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2005, pp. 78-86

  14. The U.N.'s empty plan for poverty
    Far Eastern Economic Review, Vol. 168, No. 4, April 2005, pp. 43-45

  15. Bank on Wheels: A Recent Experiment Has Brought Banking Services to Vietnam's Poorest
    Finance and Development, Vol. 41, No. 2, June 20054, pp. 41-43

  16. Microfinance and the Poor: Breaking Down Walls between Microfinance and Formal Finance
    Finance and Development, Vol. 41, No. 2, June 20054, pp. 38-40

  17. Microfinance and Third World Development: A Critical Analysis
    Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Vol. 32, No. 1, summer 2004, pp. 61-77

  18. Microfinance, the Labour Market and Social Inclusion: A Tale of Three Cities
    Social Policy & Administration, Vol. 38, No. 7, Dec 2004, pp. 721-743

  19. Banker to the poor: micro-lending and the battle against world poverty
    : PublicAffairs, 2003ix+273

  20. A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh
    Development Policy Review, 2003, 21, 3, May, Vol. 21, No. 3, 357-382

  21. Distant voices: the views of the field workers of NGOs in Bangladesh on microcredit
    Geographical Journal, Vol. 169, No. 1, Mar 2003, pp. 65-74

  22. Halving poverty by 2015: we can actually make it happen
    Round Table, July 2003, pp. 363-375

  23. Microcredit: The Rhetoric of Empowerment, the Reality of "Development as Usual"
    Women's Studies Quarterly, 2003, 31, 3-4, fall-winter, Vol. 31, No. 3-4, pp. 38-57

  24. Bulletin on Asia-Pacific perspectives: 2002/03: Asia-Pacific economies: sustaining growth amidst uncertainties
    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2002

  25. The imposition of a global development architecture: the example of microcredit
    Review of International Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3, July 2002, pp. 537-555

  26. Microcredit and Women Moneylenders: The Shifting Terrain of Credit in Rural Senegal
    Human Organization, 2002, 61, 1, spring, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 30-40

  27. Small loans, big claims
    Foreign Policy, No. 132, 2002, pp. 79-82

  28. Symposium: Microcredit and Third World development policy
    Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2002, pp. 263-333

  29. "Who Takes the Credit? Gender, Power, and Control over Loan Use in Rural Credit Programs in Bangladesh," Gender and development: Theoretical, empirical and practical approaches. Volume 2
    Elgar Reference Collection. International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, vol. 130. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar; distributed by American International Distribution Corporation, Williston, Vt., 2001 [1996]94-112

  30. "Small Is Indeed Beautiful But...": The Context of Microcredit Strategies in Nepal
    The Policy Studies Journal, 2001, 29, 2, Vol. 29, No. 2, 283-295. 2001, pp. 283-295

  31. Assessing the Impact of Microcredit: A Zambian Case Study
    The Journal of Development Studies, 2001, Apr, Vol. 37, No. 4, 8 pp. 81-100

  32. Delivering Microfinance in Developing Countries: Controversies and Policy Perspectives
    The Policy Studies Journal, 2001, 29, 2, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 319-333

  33. Development and the Role of Microcredit
    The Policy Studies Journal, 2001, 29, 2, Vol. 29, No. 2, 296-307

  34. A Grassroots Developmental Strategy for Africa: Towns as Agents of Growth through Financial Credit
    The Policy Studies Journal, 2001, 29, 2, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 308-318

  35. Microcredit as a Grass-Roots Policy for International Development
    The Policy Studies Journal, 2001, 29, 2, Vol. 29, No. 2, 267-282. 2001, pp. 267-282

  36. Microfinance: a changing landscape for development
    Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer/Fall 2001, pp. 73-78

  37. Operationalizing Microfinance: Women and Craftwork in Ifugao, Upland Philippines
    Human Organization, 2001, 60, 3, fall, Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 212-224

  38. Women and Microcredit in Rural Bangladesh: An Anthropological Study of Grameen Bank Lending
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 103, No. 1, 2001, pp. 258-258

  39. Give us credit: how access to loans and basic social services can enrich and empower people
    New York: United Nations Children's Fund, 1999

  40. Third World Microfinance: Challenges of Growth and Possibilities for Adaptation
    Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, 1999, 24, 4, winter, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 445-462

  41. Welfare capitalism: a new approach to poverty policy?
    Social Service Review, Vol. 73, No. 3, Sep 1999, pp. 380-400

  42. Poverty alleviation: is economics any help? Lessons from the Grameen Bank experience
    Journal of International Affairs, vol.52, No. 1, 1998, pp. 48-65

  43. Rural Credit Programs and Women's Empowerment in Bangladesh
    World Development, 1996, 24, 4, Apr, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 635-653

  44. The Poor versus the Disfranchised: Welfare versus Empowerment
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 1995, Apr, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 651-662

  45. The Grameen Bank and Poverty Alleviation in Bangladesh: Theory, Evidence and Limitations
    American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 53, No. 1, January 1994, pp. 1-15

  46. The Diffusion of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh: Lessons Learned About Alleviating Rural Poverty
    Knowledge, Vol. 14, No. 1, September 1992, pp. 7-28

  47. Microenterprise credit programs: déja vu
    World Development, Vol. 20, October 1992, pp. 1463-1470