Review results indicate that the impact of microfinance on women's health is an area in great need of research and publication attention.
A growing microfinance industry may as easily be a cause for concern as one of two points in mind in interpreting this , i would mentally italicize "some" in item 1 above.
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Having said this, micro-credit does not appear to increase child is some evidence that micro-credit is empowering women, but this is not consistent across the reviewed studies.
Varied quality and reporting in the identified articles restricted the ability to draw concrete conclusions regarding the relationship between microfinance participation and women's health, but led to the identification of current gaps in existing published research.
The authors' assignment was to glean what they could from the literature on africa, and in this i think they did an impressive job.
Even if you are only interested in africa, odell's review of lessons from other continents is still l, the texture and tenor of this fuller distillation of the findings feel about right to me:The available evidence suggests that micro-credit has mixed impacts on the incomes of poor people.
Forty-one articles that examine the impact of microfinance participation on women's health were identified through a systematic search of electronic databases, coded using a structured abstraction form, and synthesised.
Commentshow to join pubmed commonshow to cite this comment:Ncbi > literature > are herehome » blogs » ture review on microfinance impacts in africa2/9/11david roodmandavid roodman's microfinance open book blogleave a institution with a very long name (evidence for policy and practice information and co-ordinating centre (eppi-centre) at the social science research unit at the institute of education, university of london) just published a review of the academic literature on the impacts of microfinance in africa.
This seems to be because: they consume more instead of investing in their futures; their businesses fail to produce enough profit to pay high interest rates; their investment in other longer-term aspects of their futures is not sufficient to give a return on their investment; and because the context in which microfinance clients live is by definition is some evidence that microfinance enables poor people to be better placed to deal with shocks, but this is not emphasis on reaching the ‘poorest of the poor’ may be flawed.
Looking over the report today, i realized how it could become a football in the ongoing arguments about the efficacy of microfinance.
Cgd does not take institutional from the development roodman's microfinance open book blog are herehome » blogs » ture review on microfinance impacts in africa2/9/11david roodmandavid roodman's microfinance open book blogleave a institution with a very long name (evidence for policy and practice information and co-ordinating centre (eppi-centre) at the social science research unit at the institute of education, university of london) just published a review of the academic literature on the impacts of microfinance in africa.
The apparent failure of microfinance institutions and donors to engage with evidence of effectiveness perpetuates the problems by building expectations and obscuring the potential for harm.
But since the treatment and control groups were not randomly constructed, it still doesn't cut it with if you're not exclusively interested in the impacts of microfinance in africa, i would rely more on kathleen odell's excellent, recent review for the grameen foundation.
However, the evidence on micro-savings is small and further rigorous evaluation is rhetoric around microfinance is problematic and damaging.
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Malley tl1, burke information1a department of behavioral and community health sciences, graduate school of public heath , university of pittsburgh , pittsburgh , pa , ctwhile growing evidence suggests that microfinance is an effective approach for improved women's health, a significant gap remains in our understanding.
Peer-reviewed the study protocol barely six months ago and a draft in early november, just as the reality of the andhra pradesh crisis was sinking in.
Future research should work to address the recommendations provided in order to offer additional evidence to better understand the use of microfinance programming as a structural intervention to improve women's ds: microfinance; health issues; microcredit; review; womenpmid: 27080539 doi: 10.
Doubters can invoke the negativity of the summary:We conclude that some people are made poorer, and not richer, by microfinance, particularly micro-credit clients.
The objective of this review is to synthesise the findings from published literature focused on microfinance and health issues particularly affecting women, including hiv/aids, reproductive health, mental health, and violence.