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David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog


CGAP's main blog just posted another contribution from me summarizing a chapter of my book. This one is on chapter 7, which evaluates microfinance from the "development as freedom" perspective.

In sum, I see financial services as inherently empowering—after all, they exist to help people manage their financial affairs—but not automatically so.

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