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The Pledge: ASA, Peasant Politics, and Microfinance in the Development of Bangladesh

Stuart Rutherford

Abstract

ASA of Bangladesh recently topped Forbes Magazine's first ever list of the world's best microfinance banks. This was an extraordinary outcome for an organization that had started life in 1978 as a revolutionary movement aiming to bring a peasant-led government to the newly-created and desperately poor South Asian nation of Bangladesh. The book tells the story of how ASA's determined but practical-minded founder and leader, Shafiqual Haque Choudhury, steered his organization through the maze of competing ideas about how best to develop poor countries. The book sets Choudhury's achievement in th ... More

Keywords: ASA, Bangladesh, Choudhury, development, donors, financial services, microfinance, NGOs, peasant movements, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195380651
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380651.001.0001

Authors

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Stuart Rutherford, author
SafeSave Bangladesh

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