Microfinance · Poverty Reading List

A Billion Bootstraps book review

A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and the Business Solution for Ending Poverty by Phil Smith and Eric Thurman I think this the best book that I’ve read so far which provides an introduction to microcredit which is designed for a non-industry expert and, more specifically, for someone who is looking to get involved in… Continue reading A Billion Bootstraps book review

Microfinance · Poverty Reading List · Social Business

Creating a World Without Poverty book review

Creating a World Without Poverty: How Social Businesses Can Transform Our Lives by Muhammad Yunus Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, has recently released his second book, Creating a World Without Poverty. The centerpiece of this book is Yunus proposal for a new kind of institution called a “social business” which is a for-profit… Continue reading Creating a World Without Poverty book review

Microfinance · Poverty Reading List

The Poor Always Pay Back book review

The Poor Always Pay Back: The Grameen II Story by Asif Dowla and Dipal Barua If anyone is interested in seeing inside one of the world’s most innovative microfinance organizations, this is a fantastic documentary of the huge transformation that Grameen Bank (founded by Muhammad Yunus) … 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winners … went through… Continue reading The Poor Always Pay Back book review

Poverty Reading List

In Defense of Globalization book review

In Defense of Globalization by Jagdish Bhagwati Jagdish Bhagwati, an economist specializing in international trade and a professor at Columbia University, has written a very indepth book arguing that economic globalization overall has (and is having) a tremendous positive impact on the poor. He looks closely at the many critiques and perceptions of globalization and… Continue reading In Defense of Globalization book review