Press Briefing on outcome of the Two-Day Seminar “Microfinance and Development”
“For sustainable poverty reduction and improved livelihoods, an integrated approach is essential….” said Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman InM. “Access to finance is undoubtedly necessary for the poor people to come out of poverty, but certainly microcredit alone is not of much avail in this context. For sustainable poverty reduction and improved livelihoods, an integrated approach including financing, education, training, health services, sanitation, infrastructure, social capital, access to technologies, proper arrangement for marketing of produced goods and services etc. is essential.”, said Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, Institute of Microfinance (InM) at the Press Conference held on September 9, 2013 at the National Press Club. Professor M. A. Baqui Khalily, Executive Director, InM, and Mr. Md. Abdul Karim, Managing Director, Palli Karma-Shahayak Foundation (PKSF) were also present at the occasion.
InM organized the press conference to present the InM esearch findings and way forward of the two-day National Conference held on August 24-25 on ‘Microfinance and Development’. The National Conference were attended by local and international academicians, government officials, policymakers, development practitioners and sector stakeholders.