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Evaluation of layering microfinance on an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania
The paper evaluates a program targeted towards adolescent women in Tanzania and aims to empower them both economically and socially. The program was found to be highly successful in Uganda in terms of economic, health and ...
Targeting the Poorest in Microfinance: Poverty outreach of BDP ultra poor program
(BRAC Research and Evaluation Division and Aga Khan Foundation Canada, 2006-08)
Despite the general consensus that microfinance does not reach the poorest; recent evidence suggests that nearly 15% of microfinance clients in Bangladesh are among the poorest. It is from the realization that even within ...
Is the BDP ultra-poor approach working? Survey of some key issues
(BRAC Research and Evaluation Division and Aga Khan Foundation Canada, 2007-05)
Though BRAC’s CFPR/TUP is the specialized program for the ultra-poor, it is observed that a good portion of its microfinance clients are also very poor and require special attention. Moreover, some of the poorer households ...
Microfinance Engagements of the ‘Graduated’ TUP members
(BRAC Research and Evaluation Division and Aga Khan Foundation Canada, 2006-02)
Despite the slogan of ‘credit for the poorest of the poor’, the poorest have not fully benefited from the microfinance revolution of the late 90s in Bangladesh. To bring these ‘left out’ group into the mainstream microfinance, ...