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After the Fall

The court's verdict on the government's move to dismiss Muhammad Yunus is now expected tomorrow. Bangladesh's judiciary is not reputed for independence from the executive branch.

Yunus Fired?

The BBC and AFP are reporting that Muhammad Yunus was fired from the Grameen Bank...or at least are quoting the new government-appointed chair, Muzammel Huq, to that effect.

Reworked Chapter 4

Chapter 4, "Background Check" (.docx .pdf), is a bit of a beast. It doesn't have an analytical drive. It tells "thumbnail histories" of the different forms of microfinance in operation today, reviews some cross-cutting themes such as the historically novel focus on women, then closes with a brief statistical survey of the microfinance landscape. Because it summarizes a huge amount of terrain, it has been hard to get right.