This book using household long panel survey of 1991/92-2010/11 from Bangladesh addresses some of criticisms—including whether pushing microfinance has made it redundant as a tool for poverty reduction—while investigating whether it still matters for the poor after two decades of extensive growth. The book’s findings confirm the positive effects of continued borrowing from a microfinance program.
Khandker, Shahidur R.; Khalily, M.A. Baqui; and Samad, Hussain A. 2016. Beyond ending poverty: The dynamics of microfinance in Bangladesh. Directions in Development -- Poverty. Washington, DC: World Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/24669