Assessing Impact of Micro Finance on Poverty Alleviation-Bangladesh Perspective

Enhancing Performance: Agenda for Growth organized by Prestige Institute of Management and Research (PIMR), Indore, India, January 29-30, 2004

9 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Last revised: 10 Feb 2009

Mohammad Shamsuddoha

University of Chittagong

A. S. M. S. Azad

University of Chittagong - Department of Finance

Date Written: January 29, 2004

Abstract

Micro finance" or its major part "micro credit", both used interchangeably, is an important institutional device for alleviating poverty of the poor people. Micro finance concept was first developed and initiated in Bangladesh in the late seventies with a view to help the people living below the poverty line. Since its inception to till date, there has been tremendous growth of organizations, known as MFIs (Micro Finance Institutions), in this field to deal with the micro finance/credit activities. Despite this, the poverty situation of the poor people who have already used the micro finance programs was not improved substantially. The few MFIs have their own programs to conduct survey on impact assessment of their individual micro credit activities. The present study will focus on the impact assessment of micro finance activities on some variables of poverty alleviation, the extent to which these programs helped loanees to become micro finance graduates and the relevant suggestions as to the success of the micro finance activities.

Keywords: Micro finance

Suggested Citation

Shamsuddoha, Mohammad and Azad, A. S. M. S., Assessing Impact of Micro Finance on Poverty Alleviation-Bangladesh Perspective (January 29, 2004). Enhancing Performance: Agenda for Growth organized by Prestige Institute of Management and Research (PIMR), Indore, India, January 29-30, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1302291 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1302291

Mohammad Shamsuddoha (Contact Author)

University of Chittagong ( email )

Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Admin
University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Chittagong, Chittagong 4331
Bangladesh

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A. S. M. S. Azad

University of Chittagong - Department of Finance

University of Chittagong
Chittagong, 4331
Bangladesh

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