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Blog / January 23, 2015

The FAIV: Week of January 19, 2015

1. The Gates Letter: The Gates Foundation, while relatively small in the universe of global development, has begun to play an agenda-influencing role. One of their areas of focus is mobile banking...

Blog / January 16, 2015

The FAIV: Week of January 12, 2015

1. Microcredit:  At long last, many of the microcredit evaluations we've been talking about for the last few years are officially published. The new issue of AEJ: Applied includes six...

Blog / December 23, 2014

Season's Greetings and Happy New Year!

From all of us at FAI, we would like to thank you for your ongoing engagement and support of our work.  We had a succesful and productive 2014, mostly because of our wonderful readers. Our team...

Blog / December 15, 2014

What We Talk About When We Talk About Savings

A few weeks ago I attended the first day of the New England Universities Development Consortium’s annual conference. It’s a good place to see the latest economics research on a pretty...

Blog / December 12, 2014

The FAIV: Week of December 8, 2014

N.B.  This will be the last issue of 2014 for The FAIV, which will return on January 9th.  FAI wishes all of our readers a happy and safe holiday season and a prosperous New Year! 1....