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Grameen Bank: Impact, Costs, and Program Sustainability

  title={Grameen Bank: Impact, Costs, and Program Sustainability},
  author={Shahidur R. Khandker},
Grameen Bank of Bangladesh is known worldwide for its innovative credit delivery to the rural poor. By incorporating group-based lending, mandatory savings and insurance, repayment rescheduling in case of disasters, and similar other schemes, it has been able to minimize both behavioral and material risks of lending. By 1994, Grameen’s coverage had increased to include 50 percent of villages of Bangladesh with more than 2 million members (94 percent of whom are women), with a loan recovery rate… 

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