Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-2006

Abstract

Abraham George is the founder of The George Foundation, an NGO engaged in humanitarian work in India, and the author of India Untouched: The Forgotten Face of Rural Poverty. In this contrarian essay, he explores why the current strategies that governments and development agencies are employing to reduce poverty are not working the way they should. Among his arguments: Microcredit programs, as they are now practiced in India, do little to help the poor.

Disciplines

Business

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1058

Subject(s)

Business Ethics

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Business Commons

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