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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."...
Learning from Clients: Assessment Tools for Microfinance Practitioners

Published by the Small Enterprise and Education Promotion (SEEP) Network, Learning from Clients: Assessment Tools for Microfinance Practitioners is a 365-page manual addressing the uses of impact assessment tools in microfinance. The manual offers "practical, detailed, step-by-step guidance to interested and committed organizations willing to invest staff time and a moderate amount of financial...
Analysis of Alternative Financial Service Providers

In many urban areas around the United States, certain neighborhoods have few, if any, traditional financial services available for local residents. This intriguing report, produced by the Urban Institute Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center (for the Fannie Mae Foundation), explores the alternative financial service providers (such as check-cashing outlets) that some 56 million adults...
Controversy and conversation continue about the transparency of microcredit lending organizations

Microfinance programs harness Web to connect borrowers and lenders Kiva is Not Quite What It Seems Innocuous Changes vs. Grand Designs Microfinance Gateway...