Resource Library

  • Microfinance and Child Labour
    Jonas Blume and Julika Bryer
  • Explores the potential and limitations of microfinance as a programming tool, product design and delivery to increase the social impact of programmes and raises an important warning about the circumstances in which microfinance institutions could be stimulating a demand for child labour. Published by the International Labour Organisation.
  • Microfinance: Development as Freedom
    Anuja Cabraal, Roslyn Russell and Supriya Singh
  • Discusses a range of microfinance initiatives in Australia through the lens of Amartya Sen’s “development as freedom” (1999) framework and the work of Michael Sherraden (1991) on asset-building policies. Presented to the Financial Literacy, Banking and Identity Conference 2006.

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