Here’s our shortlist of links (in no particular order) that we thought were interesting or relevant to the microfinance sector. This is by no means a complete list, so if we missed something important, please feel free to add it in the comments. And if you’re looking for a media round-up of the Yunus-Bangladeshi government dispute, check out Financial Access Initiative in the News.
- CGAP is doing a very interesting blog series on over-indebtedness. Here are a few of the contributors we thought were interesting:
- Esther Duflo’s & Abhijit Banerjee's new book, Poor Economics, has launched with a great companion site.
- Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel also have a new book out, More than Good Intentions. Check out this great review at Miller McCune.
- Interesting report on -- Does Credit Improve the Food Consumption Vulnerability of the Extreme Poor?
- FAI-NYU Visiting Scholar Michael Clemens explains what is rigorous impact evaluation in under 6minutes!
- More food for thought whether you agree or not -- Five reasons why microfinance is in crisis - and why it matters.
- The new MIX Market analysis on social performance and financial data for microfinance in West Africa.