Posted in August 2013

Measuring Poverty with the PAT

Measuring Poverty with the PAT

Check out these short and easy video guides to selecting a poverty assessment tool and using the USAID’s Poverty Assessment Tools (PATs).     Also visit our resource pages on poverty measurement, available in English, Spanish, and French.

Celebrating Transparency in Microfinance

Celebrating Transparency in Microfinance

On July 28th 2008, Chuck Waterfield announced the creation of MicroFinance Transparency. Read more about the history and recent activities of MFT in Celebrating Transparency in Microfinance from the 100 Million Ideas blog.

Healthy Financial Services

Healthy Financial Services

Take a look at this recent post by Lisa Kuhn Fraioli on a Peruvian woman and her experiences with microfinance and health shocks. Assisting poor clients in overcoming health shocks, such as that recounted in Fraioli’s post, is an essential goal of any pro-poor microfinance strategy. We can see examples where health insurance products, health loans, and health … Continue reading