Seminar by Milford Bateman: Moving from failed 'anti-developmental' microcredit to a 'developmental' local financial system in South Africa: exploring the key institutions, problems and prospects.
About the speaker
Milford Bateman is a freelance consultant on local economic development policy. Since 2005 he has been Visiting Professor of Economics at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia. He has PhD from University of Bradford, UK, and was a UK University-based lecturer in East European economics and a consultant on local economic development policy, before becoming a full-time consultant on local economic development policy working on local economic development policy and programme design and across Eastern Europe, Middle East, China, South Africa and Colombia. Dr Bateman has published widely on issues of local economic and social development through several edited books on entrepreneurship and SME development and a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He is the author of Why Doesn't Microfinance Work? The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism published by Zed Books in 2010.