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Microfinance challenges: empowerment or disempowerment of the poor?

Microfinance is often presented, not only as an efficient tool to fight against poverty, but also as a means of promoting the empowerment of the most marginalized sections of the population, especially women. However, reality has shown that the causal relation between microfinance and empowerment is neither linear, nor unequivocal and that it is even less systematic. This book is an attempt to nourish the debate, on the one hand, by combining theoretical reflections and case studies, and o...


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  • Publisher : Institut Français de Pondichéry
  • Series : Collection Sciences Sociales | 10
  • Place of publication : Pondichéry
  • Year of publication : 2005
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 14 April 2020
  • EAN (Print version) : 9788184701364
  • Electronic EAN : 9791036549854
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.ifp.4653
  • Number of pages : 385 p.
Isabelle Guérin and Jane Palier
Acknowledgements
Isabelle Guérin and Jane Palier
General Introduction

Part III - Assessing microfinance

Cyril Fouillet and Jane Palier
Introduction

Assessing the impact of microfinance in terms of empowerment: issues and challenges

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