If Finance Works, Microfinance Works: Contextual Evaluation and the Irrelevance of Randomized Controlled Trials
作者: Salim RASHID
刊名: Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development (JPAID), 2014, Vol.5 (2), pp.117-144
来源数据库: Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development
关键词: MicrofinanceMicrocreditGrameen BankPovertyRandomized Controlled TrialsRCTBangladesh
原始语种摘要: The choice to highlight microfinance as a primary means of poverty alleviation in the Millennium Development Goals should have brought clarity to the role and functioning of this widely used instrument. Instead, it seems to have generated a fog. It is time to take a fresh look and start from first principles to clear the air. Microfinance is micro finance―it is finance writ small. If finance works, microfinance works. Much of the confusion surrounding microfinance is due to it being treated as a new economic phenomenon. With the Bangladeshi case in mind, this article poses a series of specific questions about the research field. It argues that many interesting and constructive questions have been missing from the agenda. And rather than bringing clarity, the current focus on randomized...
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  • finance 金融
  • poverty 贫穷
  • economic 经济的
  • choice 选择
  • constructive 建设的
  • highlight 增强亮度
  • distract 分散注意
  • alleviation 缓和
  • look 
  • research