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Bosnia’s Postconflict Microfinance Experiment: A New Balkan Tragedy


Bateman, Milford; Sinkovic, Dean
Bosnia’s Postconflict Microfinance Experiment: A New Balkan Tragedy // Seduced and Betrayed: Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon / Kate, McLean ; Milford, Bateman ; James, Galbraith (ur.).
New Mexico, SAD: University of New Mexico Press, 2017. str. 127-146


Naslov
Bosnia’s Postconflict Microfinance Experiment: A New Balkan Tragedy

Autori
Bateman, Milford ; Sinkovic, Dean

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, znanstveni

Knjiga
Seduced and Betrayed: Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon

Urednik/ci
Kate, McLean ; Milford, Bateman ; James, Galbraith

Izdavač
University of New Mexico Press

Grad
New Mexico, SAD

Godina
2017

Raspon stranica
127-146

ISBN
978-0-82635-797-7

Ključne riječi
Microfinance, Bosnian Economic Development, Poverty Trap, Ponzi Finance

Sažetak
As the small Balkan nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereafter Bosnia) began its struggle to recover from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia in 1991 and the vicious civil war that ensued (1992-95), the microfinance sector was portrayed as being one of the decisive interventions that would remedy matters. Widespread claims were made that microfinance would play a vitally important role in promoting needed new jobs and incomes, addressing rising social exclusion and rising poverty, help to empower Bosnia’s women, and, overall, it would facilitate a sustainable ‘bottom-up’ economic development trajectory. Indeed, until quite recently, the microfinance sector that was subsequently established by the international development community was very widely seen as having made a huge positive impact. Such was the presumed progress made that the former President of Women’s World Banking, Nancy Barry, had no hesitation in claiming that, ‘Any war-torn country should look to Bosnia as a role model’ (quoted in Dolan 2005). This chapter takes issue with this uplifting narrative. We argue that the evidence actually shows that the microfinance model is responsible for giving rise to a hugely destructive sub-prime-style episode, one that has materially benefitted a tiny elite working within and around the microfinance sector while simultaneously destroying many of the most important pillars of the Bosnian economy, polity and society.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Ekonomija



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Ustanove
Fakultet ekonomije i turizma "Dr. Mijo Mirković", Pula

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Dean Sinković, (285240)