Displaying all posts under the topic of Health
February 8, 2013
Focusing on financial access can sometimes obscure the rationale for doing so. We don’t really care about access to finance for its own sake. The point of providing quality financial services to poor households is to give them an easier, more stable path to prosperity. But what are the pitfalls and slippery spots on that path that we hope to ameliorate?
If you live in the U.S. or another developed country, chances are the life you lead is very different from that of a poor villager in India—but the way you make important choices may not be.
March 18, 2011
Here’s what we’ve been reading over the past two weeks! Feel free to add any that you think are missing via comments.
• An overview of econometric approaches to measuring the impact of microfinance and FAI’s Jonathan Morduch’s response to the...
March 16, 2011
October 22, 2009
That's the slogan of Hans Rosling, who runs the website Gapminder.org. I hope you've seen and made use of Gapminder before -- if not, please go rectify the situation immediately. In essence, it's a free online tool for helping people visualize data, especially for helping people see the larger patterns in changes over time and across countries. For those of us who geek out about new ways to tell stories with data, Gapminder provides unlimited hours of entertainment.
A new video on global health features BRAC USA CEO Susan Davis and Partners in Health founder Paul Farmer. BRAC has been a pioneer in taking a holistic approach to reducing poverty, and their healthcare programs reach more than 92 million people in Asia and Africa.
May 2, 2009
The Microinsurance Network and ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility and STEP programme are conducting a survey on Third-Party Payment Mechanisms in Health Microinsurance in Developing Countries.