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Queen's University

Department of Global Development Studies

"Financial Inclusion and the Crisis of Commercial Microfinance in India"

by Marcus Taylor, Associate Professor, Global Development Studies, Queen's University.

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, 26th June 2012.

Marcus Taylor discusses the questions of financial inclusion as a development strategy, whereby connecting the global poor to formal credit and other financial services is seen as a key means of addressing poverty and disempowerment. Using the ongoing crisis of microfinance in rural India as a case study, Dr. Taylor points to some of the limits of this strategy, including the dangers that it may lead to exacerbating debt levels among the rural poor rather than alleviating them.

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