#tbt: Clients Continue Movement above the US$1 a day Threshold

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We are pleased to bring you this #ThursdayThrowback blog post, which was originally published in The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2011. We commissioned a study to estimate the net number of microcredit client households in Bangladesh that crossed the US$1.25 a day threshold between 1990 and 2008. You can download a copy of the study from our Resource Library as well.

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Does promoting entrepreneurial activity undermine women’s empowerment?

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A study of MIX data found that countries that have more liberalized markets can also support a lot more microfinance activity. However, they also found that the same factors that would make a country attractive to MFIs also made it less likely that they would lend to women. Continue reading