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Assessing the poverty and vulnerability impact of micro-credit in Bangladesh : a case study of BRAC

Author: Hassan Zaman; World Bank. Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Development Economics.
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, Development Economics, Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, [1999]
Series: Policy research working paper, 2145
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While micro-credit interventions can play a role in reducing vulnerability through a number of channels, a significant impact on poverty reduction is achieved under more restrictive conditions. These conditions revolve around whether the borrower has crossed a cumulative loan threshold and how poor the household is to start with.
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Zaman, Hassan.
Assessing the poverty and vulnerability impact of micro-credit in Bangladesh.
Washington, DC : World Bank, Development Economics, Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, [1999]
(OCoLC)646962201
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hassan Zaman; World Bank. Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Development Economics.
OCLC Number: 42287783
Notes: "July 1999"--Cover.
Description: 49 pages ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Policy research working paper, 2145
Other Titles: Assessing the impact of micro-credit on poverty and vulnerability in Bangladesh
Responsibility: Hassan Zaman.

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While micro-credit interventions can play a role in reducing vulnerability through a number of channels, a significant impact on poverty reduction is achieved under more restrictive conditions. These conditions revolve around whether the borrower has crossed a cumulative loan threshold and how poor the household is to start with.

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