The Politics of Poverty Reduction

The Politics of Poverty Reduction

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is resisting efforts to push him out of his role heading Bangladesh's Grameen Bank. We explore the politics

Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and perhaps the most famous Bangladeshi in the world. He's also fighting to keep his job, as the Central Bank of his country tries to force him to step down. We'll look at the controversy and Yunus' role running Grameen Bank, the pioneer in "microlending" for small-business loans to the poor.

Guests

Alex Counts

Founder and President of Grameen Foundation USA

David Roodman

Research Fellow, Center for Global Development; Project Manager, Commitment to Development Index

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