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June 20, 2014

The FAIV: Week of June 16, 2014

By Alicia Brindisi

1. Microfinance: New evidence from Morocco is the latest addition to the debate on whether microcredit can raise income and reduce poverty. The Economist

2. Credit:   Arguing about fees in the small-dollar credit market distracts from more productive debates for providers and consumers. American Banker

3. Research Methodology: Creative approaches to qualitative research - balancing survey questions with "deep hanging out." Chris Blattman


Source:  The Mastercard Foundation

4. Household Finance:  "More effective approaches to helping [the poor] manage their finances would take into account the complex alchemy through which they turn countless relationships and resources into cash." NextBillion

5. Impact Evaluation: How to justify your World Cup obsession as studying of the impact of poorly done stratified randomization. The World Bank: Development Impact Blog

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