Category: Poverty Alleviation
There are 132 entries in this category.
Apr 26, 2011
Two new books from the world of development economics offer solid arguments for why all of us should care more about the small things than the big things: More than Good Intentions, by Yale economist Dean Karlan and his co-writer Jacob Appel, and Poor Economics by MIT economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.
Apr 25, 2011
The next time you’re urged to “think big,” give thinking small a try. The world will be better for it.
Apr 15, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
Many, including SSIR editor Tamara Strauss, have characterized recent news from the microfinance industry as “largely depressing.” I couldn’t disagree more with that perspective. I think the current moment is the beginning of the golden years for microfinance.
Nov 02, 2010
There was a huge amount of information and data presented at the recent Microfinance Impact and Innovation Conference. It was hard to take it all in, but thankfully there were a number of bloggers and other interested parties at the event who have provided summaries, interviews and reactions. Those posts are collected here for easy access and we’ll be updating the list as we go.
Oct 29, 2010
A planned public discussion of how to evaluate the Millennium Villages Project was canceled this week for unknown reasons. Join a petition to encourage the Center for Global Development, the World Bank and the Millennium Villages Project to reschedule the discussion and make it accessible to all.
Oct 29, 2010
Encouraging results from two programs replicating BRAC’s pioneering program targeting the ultrapoor.
Oct 26, 2010
Could the rigidity of the typical micro-credit product be partially responsible for the fact that access to credit has limited, if any, income effects for micro-entrepreneurs?