Economic Development Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor
For households facing financial volatility, the wrong kind of credit can drag them under. But it can also be a tool for building stability. How can we make loans for big-ticket items like vehicles both good for people and good for business?
The financial services industry is at the beginning of a wave of innovation that has the potential to improve consumer financial health.
Policies aimed at generating long-term financial security have become irrelevant to many American households. We need new policies to shore up households in the short term.
Even when households are saving a lot, growing income and expense volatility mean building assets is harder than ever.
Youth voices in resource-constrained environments suggest that understanding socio-economic context is an important factor in encouraging innovation.
Two considerations for impact investors looking to extend their reach to fragile and conflict-afflicted markets—where the need for responsible capital is greatest.
Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.