Tag Archives: microfinance

Microfinance Program Staff Journal Entry: Afro-Optimism

This journal entry was submitted by The Hunger Project’s Senior Microfinance Program Officer, Sonia Rahal. In Cotonou, I believe once…

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Measuring Empowerment: The Columbia SIPA Team’s Experience in Mexico and Benin

In March 2013, a Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team of six split into two and embarked…

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10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013

How many hungry people are there in the world and is the number going down? What effect does hunger have…

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The 2013 Human Development Report: The Rise of the Global South

The 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was released on March…

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Top 10 Trends in Ending Hunger and Poverty During 2012

This year saw a continuation and expansion of many of the positive trends in last year’s list: civil society consultation,…

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Financial Access Taken for Granted, No Less Crucial

In a recent article on financial access, Tilman Ehrbeck, the CEO of CGAP (an independent microfinance policy and research center…

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A Review of Road Map for the Microfinance Industry: Focusing on Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance

Comprised of members representing eight different microfinance organizations, the Microfinance CEO Working Group meets once a month to discuss the…

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The Great Microfinance Debate

In a recent article on The Guardian’s Poverty Matters Blog, Claire Provost addresses some of the history and criticisms of…

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World Wide Wrap-Up – February 3, 2012

Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology…

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2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

“The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business,…

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