Theory and Practice of Microcredit

Wahiduddin Mahmud, Siddiqur R. Osmani

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The remarkable speed at which microcredit has expanded around the world in the last three decades has piqued the curiosity of practitioners and theorists alike. By developing innovative ways of making credit available to the poor, the idea of microcredit has challenged many traditional assumptions about both poverty reduction strategies and financial markets. While this has encouraged new theorising about how microcredit works, the practice of microcredit has itself evolved, often in unpredictable ways, outpacing the development of theory.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages286
ISBN (Print)9780415686808
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 11 Oct 2016


  • Microcredit
  • Poverty
  • Finance
  • Rural Development
  • Bangladesh


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