FAI's Greatest Blog Hits of 2013

We’ve crunched the numbers and compiled the list of FAI’s most viewed posts of last year:

  1. What’s Next: Another Repayment Crisis? by Daniel Rozas
  2. FAI Video: A Conversation with Pascaline Dupas
  3. What’s Next? External Validity by Jonathan Morduch
  4. The Death and Life of Cash by Timothy Ogden
  5. FAI Video: Dean Karlan Discusses Commitment Savings Research
  6. Beyond Business: Rethinking Microfinance - Timothy Ogden and Jonathan Morduch in Foreign Policy
  7. What's Next: Five Factors – Beyond Mobile Money – that will make Financially-Inclusive G2P a Reality by Jamie Zimmerman
  8. "How Microfinance Really Works" - Jonathan Morduch in Milken Review
  9. Impact Evaluation of Compartamos Released by Alicia Brindisi

Although popularity on the Internet is always something of a mystery, we think this list does a decent job reflecting what was important to us in 2013. We’re happy to see so much interest in our ongoing research on the financial lives of low-income Americans with the US Financial Diaries project.

To conclude, here’s our list of FAI Staff Picks—posts that didn’t win the Internet popularity contest, but we think deserve a second look for telling stories and drawing conclusions that are counterintuitive or different in some way from the usual rhetoric around financial inclusion and microfinance.

  1. Sorry, Cash Only: Returning to the World of the Banked by Alicia Brindisi (this series technically concluded in January 2014, but we’re making the rules here)
  2. Who Will Pay for Financial Inclusion? by Timothy Ogden
  3. FAI 101: Moral Hazard and Microinsurance
  4. How Microcredit Went Global by Jonathan Morduch
  5. Under-savers Anonymous: A US Chapter? by Julie Siwicki

Thank you for reading in 2013! And if there are topics you want to see covered in 2014, let us know in the comments.