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Microfinance

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View Resource Microfinance IdeaCard Index

The Microfinance IdeaCard Index is a collection of "good practices" and "inspiring ideas" drawn from microfinance initiatives in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each IdeaCard portrays a simple, short thought on the design, development, or maintenance of a microfinance institution, and creator Hari Srinivas hopes to solicit additional ideas from interested practitioners via email to assist future...

http://www.gdrc.org/icm/ideacard/zindex.html
View Resource Consultive Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP)

Consultive Group to Assist the Poorest was founded in 1995 as a microfinance tool geared towards helping poor people. CGAP works with microfinance institutions, donors, and the microfinance industry by "providing technical assistance and strategic advice, by developing and disseminating technical guides and services, by delivering training, and by performing field research on innovations."...

http://www.cgap.org/
View Resource ACCION International

Part of the ongoing debate about the process of globalization throughout both the developed and developing world is that a good deal of the world's population continues to grow poorer and poorer while a number of international transnational corporations continue to increase their share of the world's assets. There have been a number of efforts to combat poverty in the developing world, including...

https://www.accion.org/
View Resource As founder of the Grameen Bank receives Nobel Peace Prize, the profile of microcredit lending grows

Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony 2006 [Windows Media Player] http://nobelprize.org/award_ceremonies/ceremony_oslo/video/2006/index.html Grameen [pdf, Windows Media Player http://www.grameen-info.org/ The Microcredit Summit Campaign [pdf] http://www.microcreditsummit.org/ Web-Based...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2006/1215
View Resource The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

With offices in Paris and Washington, DC, The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) is a consortium of 33 public and private development agencies working together to expand access to a variety of financial services for the poor in the developing world. The agencies involved with this project include The World Bank, the European Commission, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For...

http://www.cgap.org
View Resource Controversy and conversation continue about the transparency of microcredit lending organizations

Microfinance programs harness Web to connect borrowers and lenders http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_13726179?nclick_check=1 Kiva is Not Quite What It Seems http://blogs.cgdev.org/open_book/2009/10/kiva-is-not-quite-what-it-seems.php Innocuous Changes vs. Grand Designs http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-whittle/innocuous-changes-vs-gran_b_350588.html Microfinance Gateway...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2009/1113