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Blog / April 21, 2014

Bangladesh’s bKash Adoption Puzzle

On a recent trip to Bangladesh, one question kept pestering me:  if mobile bank accounts are so good for the poor, why haven’t they adopted them already? After all, financial products and services...

Blog / April 18, 2014

The FAIV: Week of April 14, 2014

Blog / April 15, 2014

Unhappy Tax Day for Some

Last week the New York Times highlighted a trend among low-income communities: people seeking tax prep at unregulated, sometimes fraudulent, pop-up shops.

Blog / April 14, 2014

Coping with Financial Shocks, Insurance is one Tool of Many

This blog post is co-written with Barbara Magnoni and Laura Budzyna. Do clients get value from microinsurance? This was a straightforward question asked of the MILK Project over three years ago. And...

Blog / April 11, 2014

Introducing The FAIV

New & Noteworthy is now The FAIV!  What's The FAIV?