Microfinance in India: A Critique

9 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2005

Date Written: May 2005


The article traces the evolution of the Microfinance revolution in India as a powerful tool for poverty alleviation and women empowerment. Where institutional finance failed Microfinance delivered, but the outreach is too small. There is a question mark on the viability of the Microfinance Institutions. There is a need for an all round effort to help develop the fledgling Microfinance Industry while tackling the tradeoff between outreach and sustainability.

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Ghosh, Rajarshi, Microfinance in India: A Critique (May 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=735243 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.735243

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