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Urban microfinance and urban poverty in Bangladesh

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  • Toriqul Bashar
  • Salim Rashid

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Studies of microfinance have hitherto focused upon rural poverty, despite the better production and marketing facilities of urban areas and the higher consumption capacity of urban populations. Since the nature and extent of urban poverty is somewhat similar to rural poverty, and since the urban poor are growing more rapidly than the rural poor, more, if not equal, emphasis should be given to reducing urban poverty. This paper describes the nature of microfinance in urban low-income communities and discusses its importance.

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  • Toriqul Bashar & Salim Rashid, 2012. "Urban microfinance and urban poverty in Bangladesh," Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(1), pages 151-170.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:rjapxx:v:17:y:2012:i:1:p:151-170
    DOI: 10.1080/13547860.2012.640019
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    2. Halimah Abdul Manaf, 2017. "Impact of Microcredit Scheme on the Development of Entrepreneurship Skills among Low Income Households in a Developing Country Context," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 7(1), pages 583-593.
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    4. Farhana Ferdousi & Parveen Mahmud, 2019. "Role of social business in women entrepreneurship development in Bangladesh: perspectives from Nobin Udyokta projects of Grameen Telecom Trust," Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, Springer;UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship, vol. 9(1), pages 1-21, December.

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