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Sep 30, 2011

Successful Microfinance Round Table

Previously announced ¸¸ Microcredit in Bosnia – A Flawed or Failed Experiment¸¸ round table by lecturer Dr. Milford J.B. Bateman was held last night in the conference hall of the International Burch University, and it was attended by many students and guests.


Round table moderator, Adisa Omerbegović-Arapović made a brief introduction presenting Dr. Bateman, his work, fields of interest and his published books in the field of microfinance. After an introduction to Dr. Bateman addressed the audience, stressing that he is very well acquainted with the situation and opportunities in microfinance sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Reason for this is, beside his research work, his participation in several projects of state institutions, international agencies and NGOs.



Starting with general introduction, Dr. Bateman focused on the beginnings of micro crediting in our country. Afterwards, he analyzed the situation of micro-credit institutions from the beginning until today, and finally concluded that in Bosnia it was clearly one failed experiment.



In addition to students and guests, the round table was attended by representatives of the financial sector, the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Padem and Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Assoc. Prof. Teoman Duman and academic staff.

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