This course explores the role of microfinance in economic development. It will discuss how poor people in poor countries use financial services such as credit and savings; the history and practice of delivering such services; what is known about their contribution to development; and how stories and statistical studies shape public perceptions of microfinance.
The Puzzle of Impact
How People Manage Money
History and Variety of Microfinance
Microfinance as Business
Measuring Impacts on Poverty
Development as Freedom
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