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Blog / April 17, 2015

The FAIV: Week of April 13, 2015

1. Commitment Savings:  FAI's Managing Director Timothy Ogden discusses the world’s largest and most successful commitment savings program for low-income households - the US tax system...

Blog / April 17, 2015

You Say M-Shwari, I Say PayDay Loan

Over at CGAP, Julie Zollman has a terrific post on M-Shwari, the Kenyan borrowing and saving platform built on M-Pesa, examining the underlying customer needs that have led to M-Shwari’s...

Blog / April 16, 2015

ICYMI: A Deeper Look at Microcredit Research (Part 2)

The third study for our spotlight on current microfinance research is a working paper by Afzal et al. presented at the 2014 NEUDC which delves into the similarity between savings and credit products...

Blog / April 14, 2015

ICYMI: A Deeper Look at Microcredit Research (Part 1)

Tim is worried about the state of microcredit research, particularly research on product innovation, in the aftermath of the six microcredit evaluations published in the January edition of the...

Blog / April 10, 2015

The FAIV: Week of April 6, 2015

1. Digital Payments:  A body of research contains evidence that people spend more with credit cards than cash because the former reduces the "pain of paying."  Do mobile wallets...