• June 8, 2020

LONDON, June 08 — The microfinance industry in Bangladesh reaches more than half of Bangladesh’s 160 million people – mostly low income people – with financial and non-financial services with little or no public subsidy. Bringing together our practical experience of working with and supporting this sector, including implementation of UK Department for International Development’s flagship financial sector programme in the country – the Business Finance for the Poor programme, Nathan Associates has produced a think piece that assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this essential “safety-net” for the poor and vulnerable. The report recommends a series of urgent government policy, industry level, and donor interventions that can ease credit supply pressures to this critical sector, which are currently being discussed with stakeholders across the country.

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