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Desai: On March 8, Remember Women's Rights Are Human Rights


Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai and a panel of experts offer thoughts to mark International Women's Day in 2012.

Battle of the Banks: Bangladesh's Central Bank Fires Microfinance Pioneer Muhammad Yunus

Bangladesh's central bank fired Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011.

Bangladesh's central bank has fired Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, the celebrated microfinance pioneer who started lending small sums of money at Grameen Bank almost 30 years ago.

Profit Motive in Microfinance: A Debate

<i>A Fistful of Rice: My Unexpected Quest to End Poverty Through Profitability</i> by Vikram Akula. (Harvard Business Press, 2010)

Is the creation of a large, for-profit enterprise the best way to take the benefits of microfinance to the millions of poor people who need it?