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

  by Matthew Ruben  


Key Citations



Resources Websites


  1. Microfinance in the Urban Environmental Development Perspective
    (United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Osaka Office, 2-110 Ryokuchi Koen, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka 538-0036, Japan)

  2. ACCION International
    (ACCION International & ACCION USA Headquarters 56 Roland Street, Suite 300 Boston, MA 02129 USA)

  3. Bangladeshi Women and the Grameen Bank
    (International Development Research Centre)

  4. Freedom from Hunger
    (Freedom from Hunger, 1644 DaVinci Court, Davis, CA 95616)

  5. Grameen Banking for the Poor
    (Grameen Bank Grameen Bank Bhaban Mirpur, Section-2 Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh)

  6. Indian NGO's
    ( Pvt Ltd Prasad, Opp Satyam Collections Ghantali Naupada Thane 400 602)

  7. Programme for Research on Poverty Alleviation
    (Grameen Bank)

  8. Self Employed Women's Association
    (Self-Employed Women's Association SEWA Reception Centre Opp. Victoria Garden Ahmedabad - 380 001 India)

  9. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
    (The World Bank Group, 1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20433, USA)

  10. Responding to Poverty: How to Move Forward in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals?
    (The World Bank Group, 1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20433 USA)

  11. Bolivia: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
    (International Monetary Fund)

  12. FINCA International
    (FINCA 1101 14th Street Washington, D.C. 20005)

  13. Measuring Poverty
    (The World Bank Group, 1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20433 USA)

  14. Overview of Poverty Reduction Strategies
    (World Bank Group, 1818 H Street, N.W., Room J1-060, Washington, D.C. 20433)

  15. World Bank Group
    (World Bank Group, 1818 H Street, N.W., Room J1-060, Washington, D.C. 20433)

Websites taken from Proquest CSA's Web Resources Database.

Illustrations, Figures & Tables
  1. The NGOs' definitions of their target groups

    Distant voices: the views of the field workers of NGOs in Bangladesh on microcredit
    Ahmad, Mokbul Morshed, The Geographical Journal, Vol. 169, No. 1, pp. 65-74. Mar 2003
  2. Woman working on the road as a member of a rural road maintenance microenterprise in Cuzco. (Photo by author)

    The Impact of Improved Rural Roads on Gender Relations in Peru
    Bravo, A., Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 221-224. Aug 2002
  3. Description of Township Businesses

    Distinguishing Economically from Legally Formal Firms: Targeting Business Support to Entrepreneurs in South Africa's Townships
    Bradford, William D., Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 94-115. 2007
  4. Sucre microenterprise sample (microcredit clients)

    Change Makers? Women's Microenterprises in a Bolivian City
    Eversole, Robyn, Gender Work and Organization, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 123-142. Mar 2004
  5. Child poverty rates for South Africa, 1995, by population group and various poverty-line definitions. (hh household)

    Child poverty in South Africa: an assessment based on microdata for 1995
    Dieden, Sten; Gustafsson, Bjoern, International Journal of Social Welfare, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 326-338. Oct 2003
Illustrations, figures & tables taken from Proquest CSA's Illustrata

  1. Karlan, Dean S.
    Assistant Professor, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University
    Professor Karlan's research focuses on poverty issues in developing countries and financial innovations aimed at the poor. He examines the causes of poverty and the effectiveness of strategies to alleviate it. . . .

  2. Anthony, Denise L.
    Associate Professor, Sociology Department, Dartmouth College
    • Collective Action Problems
    • Economic Sociology
    • Health Care and Health Policy
    • Organizations and Institutions

  3. Park, Albert Francis
    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Michigan,2484,9760%255F

    Professor Park's research interests are in development, transition, labor, and applied microeconomics. Much of his research focuses on the Chinese economy, including current survey projects on urban labor markets, and rural education, health, and labor outcomes

  4. Copestake, James G.
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and International Development, University of Bath
    Fields of agrarian change, Microfinance, poverty and aid management;Has first-hand experience of carrying out research in India, Zambia, Malawi, Bolivia and Peru.

  5. Rankin, Katharine N.
    Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
    Current research falls under the rubric of a three-year study on the "Gender Politics of Institutions: A Comparative Case Study of Microfinance in Nepal and Vietnam." This research investigates the institutional context for implementing gender policy. . . .

List of scholars taken from Proquest CSA's Community of Scholars