Week of July 14, 2014

1. Psychology and Poverty: An increasing number of scholars are studying how poverty affects the way people feel, think, and act.  This may mean more widespread use of stress and happiness as metrics of success for development programs. Foreign Affairs

2. Microfinance:  Despite the growing complexity of the microfinance industry, the most pressing risk it faces remains the same - overindebtedness. CFI

3. Poverty in the US:  A few members of Congress participate in a simulation of lives of poor households. None of them stick around until the end. The Washington Post

4. Mobile Money: The four main network operators in Tanzania's mobile money space are joining two of the country's largest banks to craft regulations for interoperability, a move that marks the first industry-led initiative of its kind in the region. CGAP

5. Emerging Markets:  Who are the next BRICS? Try your luck at this Magic 8 ball-esque tool to find out. Quartz

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