Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 February 2009

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780195380651

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The Pledge

ASA, Peasant Politics, and Microfinance in the Development of Bangladesh

Stuart Rutherford

The Association for Social Advancement (ASA) of Bangladesh recently topped Forbes magazine's first-ever list of the world's best microfinance banks. This is an extraordinary achievement for an organization that started life as a revolutionary movement aiming to bring a peasant-led government to the newly created and desperately poor South Asian nation of Bangladesh. This book tells the story of how ASA's determined but practical-minded founder and leader, Shafiqual Haque Choudhury, steered his organization through the maze of competing ideas about how best to develop poor countries.


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