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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Power of Social Underwriting: Kiva Zip, on why it pays for lenders to tap the wisdom of the crowd

By Jonny Price

Social underwriting, ie: assessing borrowers’ creditworthiness by tapping into their existing trust networks, is a time-honored principle in community banking. And it's increasingly being combined with digital tools to expand access to capital for borrowers that conventional lenders might reject as too risky or unprofitable. Kiva Zip's senior director describes four ways they are implementing the approach.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

MFTransparency is Dead ... What Does That Mean for Pricing Transparency?: The CEO of the influential watchdog initiative discusses the future of pricing transparency in microfinance

By Chuck Waterfield

MicroFinance Transparency recently announced that it has stopped collecting pricing data for the global microfinance industry. But as CEO Chuck Waterfield explains, that doesn’t mean the movement for transparent pricing is dead. He explains the decision and discusses how the industry can still make fair pricing a reality.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

NexThought Monday - How Can We Unleash the Potential of Young Entrepreneurs

By Jeroo Billimoria

While entrepreneurship and innovation have long been seen by many governments as significant factors for economic growth and job creation, it is not until recently that policy makers have started to focus on youth entrepreneurship. Many also consider youth entrepreneurship as one solution to youth unemployment, a problem which, associated by stagnant economic growth, is posing threats to public confidence and the long-term health of economies in many developed countries.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Twitter Top Ten – 3/29/15

By NextBillion Editor

New partnerships. New data. New funding opportunities - even a (discouraging) new Twitter hashtag. This week in global development and social enterprise featured plenty of interesting stories, which generated no shortage of online chatter. We've sampled a bit of it, as always, in this top ten list.

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