State of Microfinance

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State of Microfinance in Bangladesh

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Institute of Microfinance (InM) As part of the project on State of Microfinance in SAARC Countries

By Dewan A. H. Alamgir


Any opinions expressed and policy suggestions proposed in the document are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Institute of Microfinance (InM). The report also does not represent the official stand of the Government of the countries studied.

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List of Acronyms
ADB ASA BBS BDT BEES BIDS BKB BMDA BRAC BRDB BSBL CARB CBO CBN CDF CFPR CIDA COSOP CPD DANIDA DFID DOL DOF EC FSP FSS FY GB GDP GOB HCP HIES IBBL IFAD IGA IGVGD InM JC LGED ME MFMSP Asian Development Bank Bangladeshi NGO (formerly Association for Social Advancement) Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics Bangladesh Taka Bangladesh Extension Education Services Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies Bangladesh Krishi Bank Barind Multi-Purpose Development Authority Building Resources Across Communities (Largest NGO) [Formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee] Bangladesh Rural Development Board Bangladesh Sanchya Bank Limited Center for Agricultural Research-Barind (a Bangladeshi MFI) Community Based Organization Cost-of-basic-needs Credit and Development Forum Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction Programme Canadian International Development Agency Country Strategic Opportunities Paper (of IFAD) Centre for Policy Dialogue Danish International Development Agency Department for International Development Department of Livestock Department of Fisheries European Commission Financial Service for the Poorest Financial Self-sufficiency Fiscal Year Grameen Bank Gross Domestic Product Government of Bangladesh Hardcore Poor Program Household Income and Expenditure Survey Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited International Fund for Agricultural…...

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