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Microfinance: a flawed or a failed idea?

Date
Time (GMT +00) 10:00 12:00
Chair:
Dr. Christian Kingombe -
Senior Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute

Speakers
Dr. Milford Bateman -
Freelance Consultant and Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Juraj Dobrila Pula, Croatia.
Dr. Solène Morvant-Roux -
Professor, Department of Economics, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland

Description

Christian Kingombe - Senior Research Officer - chaired a seminar which explored the history and impact of microfinance in a number of locations including Bangladesh, India, Bosnia, Morocco and many others.  The speakers sought to answer why expected outcomes of microfinance have not emerged and why so many countries are now facing a repayment crisis?