Nobel Peace Prize 2006

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2006 has been awarded to Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank for their efforts to create economic and social development from below. The Grameen Bank was founded by Mr. Yunus and lends money to the least well off in Bangladesh, so that they can start up businesses and work their way out of poverty.

Researchers looking to find out more about these issues should try the Nobel Peace Prize website, which contains detailed information about previous winners,

Intute: Social Sciences includes a dedicated section on the topic of Microfinance , a large section on the topic of Development Economics and further items about the country of Bangladesh.