NGOs: whose babies and for whom?

January 14, 2011
Matiur Rahman
NGOs: whose babies and for whom?

Globalisation is an ancient and shifting free-market paradigm predating since even 1492. The basic tenet of this paradigm is to promote global free trade, perceived as a rising tide raising all boats. This is an economic prescription that one size fits all. They seem too good to be true.
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Microcredit in Bangladesh: half full or half empty?

December 14, 2010
Matiur Rahman
Microcredit in Bangladesh: half full or half empty?

Group-based microlending is not a new concept. Jonathan Swift inspired it in Ireland in 18th century. In the then East Bengal, Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore (also a landlord) and Leonard Elmhirst (an agricultural economist) set up Rural Reconstruction Institute in 1921
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