- Prelims (Contents, Figures, Tables, Boxes, Acknowledgements, About the authors, List of abbreviations)
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Religion and development - can they go together?
- 3. How does religion affect the ‘BINGOs’?
- 4. Dakshin Kannada and Dharmasthala Temple
- 5. SKDRDP, the rural development programme
- 6. Microfinance
- 7. Livelihoods
- 8. The sevanirathas
- 9. Two cases of success
- 10. The results of SKDRDP’s work; What explains SKDRDP’s success?
- 11. Islamic development practice
- 12. Christian development practice and some examples
- 13. Conclusions
Malcolm Harper taught at Cranfield School of Management until 1995, and since then has worked mainly in India. He has published on enterprise development and microfinance. He was Chairman of Basix Finance from 1996 until 2006, and is Chairman of M-CRIL, the microfinance credit rating agency.
DSK Rao is the Regional Organizer for Asia-Pacific, Microcredit Summit Campaign. He has 22 years’ experience in rural development banking with NABARD, the apex development financial institution in India. He has published extensively on farmer management of irrigation and self-help groups for the socio-economic empowerment of poor women.
Ashis Kumar Sahu
Ashis Kumar Sahu has been a practitioner and researcher in microfinance and livelihoods for about 10 years, and is associated with The Livelihoods School, promoted by BASIX, Sa-Dhan, the Indian Association of Community Development Financial Institutions, RCDC in Orissa and Urmul Trust in Rajasthan.