Thursday, February 17, 2011

24 February 2011: Self-Help Groups: Some Reflections from the Field in Andhra Pradesh

Howard White

Self Help Groups have grown very rapidly in the last ten years, notably in
Andhra Pradesh. The model is now being replicated more widely across India.
This presentation draws on fieldwork in Andhra Pradesh in 2005-7 as to the
workings of SHGs.

Whilst these groups succeeded in channeling substantial resources into
villages via project funds and bank linkages, they were not without problems
of corruption, exclusion and failing to improve the livelihoods of the poorest

Date: February 24, 2011
Time: 12:30 P.M.

Second Floor Conference Room,
The World Bank,
70 Lodi Estate,
New Delhi-110003(INDIA)


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