Three ways to create an environment where interdependent stakeholders can perform their individual roles optimally and collaborate with each other effectively.
How one, simple idea empowered communities worldwide: Jeffrey Ashe recounts the development of Saving for Change.
Research on the needs and habits of the poor shows that nonprofits can serve a vital function in expanding access to financial services.
Loan officers’ discretion plays a large role in determining the success of a micro-lending organization.
Spreading messages in remote villages is a matter of understanding the patterns by which villagers connect with each other.
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.
One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.
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.