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Economics
Microfinance in the Brahmaputra-Jamuna Chars: The Context, the Providers and Way Forward
Imran Matin, M Emrul Hassan, M Maniruzzaman
March - 2002

Informal financial sources dominate the financial landscape of the char areas in ways distinct from the mainland areas of rural Bangladesh. Microfinance in the char areas has not even scratched the surface of the first and basic microfinance challenge outreach. However, the challenges of expanding outreach and developing innovative products and delivery mechanisms go hand is hand in the char areas, in a way that is distinct from the general mainland rural Bangladesh. This is because investments in a core product and methodology experimentation that works, for the most part, in mainland rural Bangladesh was already undertaken by Grameen and other microfinance pioneers, such as BRAC and ASA. This is not the case for the char areas. Good microfinancing in the char areas would involve significant investment in building knowledge and capacity.

 
 
 

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