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Getting to the Point

Last Friday, I convened a small meeting of peer reviewers of my book. Turns out getting busy experts to review a 100,000-word manuscript isn't easy, which made invited reviewers more numerous than actual reviewers and made me all the more grateful to the latter. Beth Rhyne came in person, as did my boss Nancy Birdsall; Rich Rosenberg and Jonathan Morduch joined by Skype.

Literature Review on Microfinance Impacts in Africa

An institution with a very long name (Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) at the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London) just published a review of the academic literature on the impacts of microfinance in Africa. The study was funded by the U.K. aid agency, the Department for International Development (DFID).