Articles by Maria May
Since January, when six randomized control trials were published stating that microcredit is not a viable poverty alleviation tool, microfinance has been taking a lot of heat in the media. But though she says the backlash is partially the sector’s own fault, BRAC’s Maria May offers six questions she wishes its loudest critics would consider.
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Can Mobile Money Really Transform the Lives of the Poor?: BRAC will discuss its potential at the 2nd Frugal Innovation Forum on March 28-30
By the end of 2014, there will be more mobile phones than people in the world. This opens up a significant opportunity for new strategies to help people move out of poverty. But how big can the impact be, and what obstacles stand in the way? These and other topics will be under discussion at BRAC’s 2nd Frugal Innovation Forum on March 28-30, 2014.