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Author Bagazonzya, Henry K., 1953-

Title Linking up and reaching out in Bangladesh : information and communications technology for microfinance / Henry K . Bagazonzya [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 132 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Bangladesh Microfinance Market Overview; Figures; Tables; Chapter 3 The Proposed Centralized ICT Platform; Chapter 4 Emerging International Practices; Chapter 5 Creating an Enabling Environment: Policy and Regulations; Chapter 6 Technology Design; Chapter 7 Institutional Design; Chapter 8 Cost Projections; Chapter 9 Conclusions and Recommendations; Appendix Costing Tables; Works Cited and Other Resources; Index
Summary Microfinance in Bangladesh has reached maturity, numerous players and the largest number of clients in the whole world at relatively low cost and efficiency. Despite these successes, the operations of most credit institutions are still being manually done, client overlap is rampant, and there are many would-be borrowers that are currently not having access to finance. The introduction of a centralized ICT platform is intended to demonstrate, given the current international and local experiences, that the cost of providing financial services can be lowered further, institutions? back-end operat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Microfinance -- Information technology -- Bangladesh.
Microfinance -- Bangladesh.
Form Electronic book
Author Abdullah, A. K. M., 1970-
Safdar, Zaid, 1972-
World Bank.
ISBN 082138175X
0821381768 (ebook)
9780821381762 (ebook)