Flexible Microcredit: Role on Repayment and Seasonality

Category: Microfinance
Status: Completed

The imbalance between credit repayments and income seasonality creates a major challenge for the (MFIs) working in the developing countries like Bangladesh. Because, the credit institutions are being afraid of getting the money back after the sufferings of people during a certain period of time, (September 20-December 20) when food deprivation phenomenon monga prevails in northern rural part of Bangladesh. There has been a wide range of studies on this microcredit repayment system around the world. In connection with these Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy and Dr. Kurosaki Takashi from Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) has jointly initiated a research work


Market Research in Bangladesh

Category: Financial Inclusion
Principal Investigator:

Ms. Kate Glynn-Broderick

Status: On-Going

The study intends to work with the target community of all divisions of the country. The foundation will employ its best resources to complete target activities in selected locations. The specific objectives of this study are to:

• Identify the state of women in traditional banking and savings scheme.

• Provide information for setting realistic and achievable targets for the project period

• Identify key contextual factors and understanding of the situation, e.g. women economic empowerment, access to finance, work place facilities etc. in intervention areas

• Assess the current status of women economic engagements in project location and width