Week of October 20, 2014

1. Financial Inclusion: Dean Karlan asks: If microcredit has reached maturity, what's next for the financial inclusion movement? SSIR

2. Impact Evaluations:  It may take a long time, a really long time, to see the impact of development interventions. The World Bank - African Can End Poverty

3. Housing:  As much as 70 percent of the world’s population uses “incremental building,” a process of slowly improving shelter by adding components of a house. A new report looks at how to better serve these customers with housing-related financial products. SEEP Network

4. Wealth Inequality: The gender wage gap seems to be closing but the gap in wealthbetween men and women in the U.S. is a completely different story. Stanford Knowledgebase

5. Microfinance:  Carmen Velasco, founder of Pro Mujer, shares her thoughts on the future of microfinance and how much profit is too much for MFIs.  NextBillion

The image above is taken from Five Talents' recent photo essay on savings groups in Burundi. Photo credit: Ross Oscar Knight for Five Talents

The image above is taken from Five Talents' recent photo essay on savings groups in Burundi.
Photo credit: Ross Oscar Knight for Five Talents

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