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Tamgid Chowdhury

Tamgid Chowdhury Macquarie Research Student

I chose Macquarie due to its wider expertise in the fields of Economics and generous scholarship package. I have got a supervisor [who has been] a mentor, scholar, critical reviewer and of course a friend in need. Before joining Macquarie, I had heard that it is Australia’s innovative university, now I am sure about that.

Research Supervisors

Dr. Pundarik Mukhopadhaya and Dr. Tony Bryant

Research Abstract

My thesis examined the relative efficiency of alternative microfinance-driven poverty reduction programs in Bangladesh, especially the performance of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and Non-government Organizations (NGOs). It further examined the existing myths that in the developing countries NGOs perform better than government organisations in fighting poverty.

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