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South Asian economic models for the Pacific? The case of microfinance

Gregory, Chris


The ‘microfinance evangelists’ tend to overlook the fact that the Grameen Bank system of microfinance is a solution to a problem that has its origins in the particular socio-cultural conditions of an Asian rice economy. While the general features of this form of village economy are found in many places throughout the world, the perspective of economic anthropology suggests that the particular socio-cultural conditions of the Pacific's root-crop based economy pose particular problems for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Bulletin


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