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The End of Imagination? Understanding New Developments in Microfinance

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Abstract

Microfinance drew attention to itself beginning the day it was born. From day one, its fate was hotly debated by ever-colliding camps of ardent supporters and staunch critics. In this chapter, we provide an in-depth discussion on microfinance revolution and promise. We summarize the highlights of the growing literature on microfinance that have accumulated over the past three decades. The new features of the microfinance sector also are discussed in the chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.York UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of AberdeenAberdeenScotland
  3. 3.University of Edinburgh Business SchoolEdinburghScotland
  4. 4.International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)Washington, DCUSA

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