Bangladesh Grameen Bank - Pioneers in Microfinance

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Case Code : FINC023 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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EVA Financial concepts
Case Length : 12 Pages
Period : 2003
Pub. Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : World Bank, Bangladesh Grameen Bank
Industry : Banking and Financial Services
Countries : Bangladesh


The case gives an overview of microfinance and its use as an effective tool for poverty reduction, with specific reference to Bangladesh Grameen Bank.

The case also discusses Grameen Bank's microfinance model and its application in Bangladesh. The case discusses the success of the Grameen Bank model and also the problems it faced in the late 1990s, due to increased loan overdues.

The case provides detailed information about the steps taken by the Grameen Bank to overcome the loan overdue problems.


Working capital problems faced by the rural poor, Microfinance


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Grameen Bank - A Role Model in Microfinance 1
Background Note 2
The Grameen Bank Model 3
A Successful Model 5
Testing Times 6
Exhibits 9


Microfinance, tool, poverty reduction, Bangladesh Grameen Bank, Grameen Bank, microfinance model ,problems,1990s, overdue, information, steps

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