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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Credit: Imal Hashemi

Microcredit (now known as microfinance), Professor Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh and his Grameen Bank and Nobel Prize, have attracted a great deal of admiration and money, and, more recently, some vilification and blame. This course will describe what microfinance is, and what it is not; what it achieves, and does not; and will present some of the pros and the cons which have led to so much controversy.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

17 Jan 2016

Course duration

1 day(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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