Setting aspirational goals can inspire more people to get involved in your cause—and meaningful milestones can keep them engaged.
An exploration of questions central to the microfinance debate.
Investing to stop disasters before they start can save lives and money.
Who is the target population for a microcredit intervention? Your answer will depend largely on where you sit: Academics and microfinance institutions will be interested in different groups of people.
InVenture enables people in India and Kenya to send their financial data via SMS and get a simple financial overview of their monetary lives.
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Microfinance has tended to grow by faithful replication of well-established models; it is now time to experiment with hybrid models that bring together the best features of each.
Public debate about two prominent poverty-alleviation programs shows that over the past 15 years international development has become much more scientific.
Ambition to scale makes MFIs more financially driven.
Advances in reducing poverty, environmental protection, and other global issues threaten the status quo—a report from Rio+20.
Investing in women is an opportunity, not a constraint—and one that can accelerate change for everyone.