The Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) conducted a survey during October – December 2011 to assess the microfinance situation and needs on the chars of North West Bangladesh. The purpose of this study is to propose options for improving access to microfinance on the chars and recommend suitable credit and other microfinance options for the extreme poor and poor households, with specific reference to households recently involved in the CLP. The report also offers suggestions on how microcredit can be integrated into the CLP’s efforts in ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P)’.
Harun-Or-Rashid; McIvor, N. Microfinance on the Chars: A Review of the Microfinance Situation and the Need for Innovative Products and Extended Services. (2012) 36 pp.