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Why doesn"t microfinance work?

Why doesn"t microfinance work?

the destructive rise of local neoliberalism

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Published by Books for Change in Bangalore .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMilford Bateman
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 262 p.
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24795440M
LC Control Number2010317687

Far from it. At the same time, Yunus was struck by the creativity of the poor in his district in figuring out how to survive. We made sure their cash flows were sufficient to cover the loan repayments and to make a profit and we issued the first twenty loans. And high overhead costs did not translate into efficient collection of loan payments.

Microfinance helps support financial security because it is not just a donation. It has about one hundred and seventy thousand dollars in a rotating loan fund. In fact, I suggest that microfinance is actually a 'poverty trap', an 'anti-development policy' that ultimately destroys the potential for sustainable local economic and social development, and so also for sustainable poverty reduction. Apparently we need expensive research studies to point this out When micro-loans are used to fund new businesses, budding entrepreneurs tend to encounter a lack of consumer demand.

In Mexico, families with microcredit said they were less likely to sell something to make a payment for something else, as they would have done previously. Using a multitude of case studies, from India to Cambodia, Bolivia to Uganda, Serbia to Mexico, Bateman demonstrates that microfi nance actually constitutes a major barrier to sustainable economic and social development, and thus also to sustainable poverty reduction. Many developing-country financial systems have been very significantly restructured towards microfinance, with the corollary being the progressive abandonment of lending to the small and medium-sized enterprise SME sector. Experiments with basic income grants have been conducted in Namibia, Mexico, South Africa, Indonesia, and elsewhere, all with astonishingly good results.


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Conclusion Capital and expertise are increasingly flowing into microfinance. Second, U. Micro-Insurance: Individuals living in developing nations have more risks and uncertainties in their lives. Credit smoothed consumption. I will show how an idea designed to help Yunus's local village was turned into an international development policy and programme behemoth.

The Why doesnt microfinance work? book also point out that microfinance does not work in all situations and will not solve all problems. However, since the eve of the latest global economic crisis, Why doesnt microfinance work? book itself has begun to fall into a crisis of its own, defined by a lack of funds, faltering repayment schedules, and the failure to see its premises confirmed by even the most sympathetic major studies.

Of course, these examples have their problems. Yunus immediately thought that if these poor individuals could be encouraged to expand their existing income-generating activities, or start a new line of work, their lives, and the lives of those around them, would be improved considerably.

When school children will be on a tour of the poverty museum, they will be horrified to see the misery and indignity of human beings. But with consumer lending at the low end of the market simply a highly profitable if unethical investment opportunity was discovered, more difficult to dress up in altruistic language.

On the other hand, many U. This may be regarded as the most valuable single achievement of his book, and even more space could have been dedicated to this theme. London: Zed Books. Yunus also demonstrated that loans made to the working poor, if properly structured, had very high repayment rates.

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He began by studying the lives and activities of poor people in small villages. Follow jasonhickel on Twitter.

It has positive impacts, but not to the Why doesnt microfinance work? book that some donors, policymakers and microfinance groups have claimed. Microfinance, however, is a kind of aid that helps on a small scale in ways that are direct and local.

Lesley Sherratt asks the right questions: how can we make microfinance work, not just based on a sales pitch, but using a careful evidence-based and ethical assessment on its potential, practice, and consequences. On the other side of the Why doesnt microfinance work?

book, Bateman unveils the push factors behind microfinance. Even the reflexively anti-state Economist magazine had to come clean and admit that a second and even deeper Great Depression was only very narrowly avoided, thanks to the 'biggest, broadest and fastest government response in history'.* Book: Milford Bateman, Why Doesn’t Microfinance Work?

The destructive rise of local neoliberalism. London: Zed Books. Review. Phil: "Milford Bateman’s brand-new book (released this summer) however is the first critical book capable of crossing the border between academia and the lay world; it reaches out to convince a wider audience of questioning those accepted wisdoms which.

Jul 07,  · One more time: Microfinance doesn’t work. July 7, No Comment Michel Bauwens read. but as David Roodman from the Center for Global Development put it in his recent book, “The best estimate of the average impact of microcredit on the poverty of. The Hardcover of the Why Doesn't Microfinance Work?: The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism by Milford Bateman at Barnes & Noble.

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Background fantastic profits from microfinance in developing countries, so why rock the boat? See Hugh Sinclair’s recent book ‘Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic’ Common myths • Some RCTs show ‘some’ benefits, so this is surely good for the local economy.Since its emergence in the s, microfinance has risen tobecome one of the most high-profile policies to address poverty indeveloping and.