Sep 17, 2012
Our Wonkcast this week covers two separate topics and two international figures recently in the news. First, Muhammad Yunus is considered the father of microfinance as the founder of Grameen Bank. Why then has he been removed from his post? What does it mean for the future of Grameen? Following up, we discuss another Nobel peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the future of Burmese debt.
My guest this week is CGD senior fellow David Roodman. David is the author of the Microfinance Open Book Blog and a recently published CGD book Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into Microfinance.
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