Microfinance Resources

Good Reads:

A number of good books have been published that examine current research and practice in Microfinance and Poverty:

  • Banerjee, Abhijit and Esther Duflo (2011), Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty,Public Affairs
  • Collins, Morduch, Rutherford & Ruthven (2009), Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day,Princeton University Press.
  • Karlan, Dean and Jacob Appel (2011), More than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty¸ Dutton Adult.
  • Roodman, David (2011), Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry Into Microfinance, Center for Global Development. (chapters of this book were initially published on Roodman’s blog)

Other Recommended Books:

  • Armendariz and Morduch (2010), The Economics of Microfinance, 2nd ed., MIT Press.
  • Counts, Alex (2008), Small Loans, Big Dreams: How Nobel Prize Winner Muhamed Yunus and Microfinance are Changing The World, Wiley.
  • de Soto, Hernando (2000),The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else, Black Swan

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