International Conference on Rural Finance Research: Moving Results
FAO Headquarters Rome, Italy 19-21 March 2007
Spread of the Self-Help Groups Banking Linkage Programme in India
French Institute of Pondicherry 11, Saint Louis Street 605 001 – Puducherry – India Phone: +91 413-2334168 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maastricht Graduate School of Governance P.O. Box 616 6200 MD Maastricht – The Netherlands Phone: +31 43 3883567 Email: email@example.com
Cyril Fouillet is an economist at the University Lumière Lyon 2 (France). As a research fellow at the French
Institute of Pondicherry (programme “Labour, Finance and Social Dynamics”), he spent three years in India conducting his fieldwork. He is also associated with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, (IRD- LPED) and is a visiting research fellow at the Solvay Business School (Brussels). His main areas of interest are banking and financial exclusion, informal finance and microfinance.
Britta Augsburg is a PhD Fellow and Researcher at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, following a
program in Social Protection Policy. She finished her Master in Econometrics at the University Maastricht in 2005, concentrating on program evaluation. Her main research interest lies in poverty-focused international development work. Currently she is based in Hyderabad, India, working on microfinance and livelihood promotion with BASIX India.