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dc.contributor.authorSengupta, Rajdeep
dc.contributor.authorAubuchon, Craig P.
dc.description.abstractThe Nobel Prize committee awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank “for their efforts to create economic and social development from below.” The microfinance revolution has come a long way since Yunus first provided financing to the poor in Bangladesh. The committee has recognized microfinance as “an important liberating force” and an “ever more important instrument in the struggle against poverty.” Although several authors have provided comprehensive surveys of microfinance, our aim is somewhat more modest: This article is intended as a non-technical overview on the growth and development of microcredit and microfinance. (JEL I3, J41, N80)en_US
dc.publisherFederal Reserve Bank of St. Louisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFederal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review;90 (1)
dc.titleThe Microfinance revolution : an overviewen_US

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