Displaying all posts from 2010
December 17, 2010
If you're interested in microfinance, but don't necessarily want to learn about graphs, econometric equations and statistical techniques then you have come to the right place. Kiva and FAI are partnering to bring you "101" blog posts that explain the core principles of microfinance.
December 15, 2010
December 14, 2010
Many believe that group liability in microcredit improves repayment rates through peer screening, monitoring, and enforcement. But when Dean Karlan and Xavier Giné set out to test this hypothesis, they found no increase in default with individual liability.
December 10, 2010
If you're interested in microfinance, but don't necessarily want to learn about graphs, econometric equations and statistical techniques then you have come to the right place.
December 8, 2010
At FAI, we spend most of our time thinking about financial access overseas. Yet, increasingly, we can’t ignore the conversation happening right here in the U.S.
December 6, 2010
This is a guest post from Aparna Dalal, independent consultant and former FAI Director of Special Projects.
November 30, 2010
What do Jack the Ripper, the shortage of affordable housing, and cataracts have in common? They are all problems that can and have been addressed by social finance. Jonathan Morduch recently shared his wisdom on the subject during the Chief Economist Talk series at the World Bank.
November 30, 2010
In a recent Indian Express op-ed, leading microfinance experts (including our own Dean Karlan) weighed in on the developing microfinance crisis in Andhra Pradesh. The crisis, sparked by a spate of suicides by microfinance customers, in response to alleged harassment by microfinance loan collectors and extremely high interest rates, now threatens the viability of the entire microfinance sector not only in AP, but in India as a whole.