Course on “Financial Services for the Poor: An Introduction”
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BRAC Development Institute (BDI) will organize a one week course on “Financial Services for the Poor: An Introduction” from September 15 until September 22, 2012 This course is targeted mostly to an international audience with little or no knowledge of microfinance. The course is grounded in the experience of Bangladesh but also provides a broad global picture of the state of microfinance, its emergence and challenges, the diversity of financial products on offer and the need to have a strong poverty focus. It is team taught, using different pedagogical methods, and includes extensive field visits to BRAC, Grameen, ASA, BURO Bangladesh and SafeSave.