The beginning of this pieces is a little elision around a political point. Yunus and Grameen are not flavour of the month in current Bangladeshi political circles. A certain amount of boots biggism perhaps. But after the talking down of microcredit from the PM there’s an important point to get over:
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But what is the specific thing that micro-credit experimentation taught us? The poor might like a bit of credit, and they’ll benefit a bit perhaps.