We’ve crunched the numbers and compiled the list of FAI’s most viewed posts of last year:
- What’s Next: Another Repayment Crisis? by Daniel Rozas
- FAI Video: A Conversation with Pascaline Dupas
- What’s Next? External Validity by Jonathan Morduch
- The Death and Life of Cash by Timothy Ogden
- FAI Video: Dean Karlan Discusses Commitment Savings Research
- Beyond Business: Rethinking Microfinance - Timothy Ogden and Jonathan Morduch in Foreign Policy
- What's Next: Five Factors – Beyond Mobile Money – that will make Financially-Inclusive G2P a Reality by Jamie Zimmerman
- "How Microfinance Really Works" - Jonathan Morduch in Milken Review
- 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.
- 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)
- Who Will Pay for Financial Inclusion? by Timothy Ogden
- FAI 101: Moral Hazard and Microinsurance
- How Microcredit Went Global by Jonathan Morduch
- 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.