How do microfinance programs contribute to poverty reduction?
Khan, Tayiaba H.
Chatterjee, Anshu N.
MetadataShow full item record
The purpose of this thesis is to address if microfinance institutions (MFIs) facilitate poverty reduction in Bangladesh. The research begins with an overview of the historical, institutional, and political underpinnings of poverty in Bangladesh and then surveys quantitative findings to determine the extent to which the rural poor's income can be augmented. Resources furnishing this analysis include panel data drawn from MFI borrowers in randomly selected villages that have branches serviced by Grameen Bank, Association for Social Advancement (ASA), and Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC). In addition, by addressing development indicators, microcredit's non-economic outcomes—or spillover effects—are also measured, including literacy and infant mortality. In order to address MFIs' more difficult-to-measure spillover effects, this thesis also treats the notions of civil society and women's empowerment as relevant areas that pertain to poverty mitigation.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
ENDING THE CYCLE: A HISTORY OF ROHINGYA PERSECUTION, ANALYSIS OF THEIR POTENTIAL FOR RADICALIZATION, AND A METHOD FOR ATTAINING A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION Knie, Curtis T.; Pride, Travis E. (Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2018-09);In August 2017, the forced mass migration of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group in Myanmar, became world news after the country’s military began to drive thousands from their homes. Within months, an estimated 671,000 ...
Failed Economic Take-Offs and Terrorism Conceptualizing a Proper Role for U.S. Assistance to Pakistan; Strategic Insights: v.2, issue 2 (February 2003) Looney, Robert (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2003-02);During the 1990s Pakistan's economy suffered on two accounts. One, lack of vision by the civilian ruling elites to make efficient use of public financial resources to boost economic growth, contain poverty, and develop ...
Krajan, Emilie A. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-03);This thesis examines the persistence of poverty among ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Ethnic minorities are consistently poorer than the Kinh-Hoa majority in Vietnam, having benefitted less from the country's economic growth ...