CGD Policy Blogs
The Kenyan mobile phone--based system, M-PESA, is a financial service for the poor: it is a remarkable new way to transfer money.
I spoke last month at the annual Inter-American Forum on Microfinance (Foromic), which is sponsored by an arm of the Inter-American Development Bank called the Multilateral Investment Fund. (The MIF invests in the private sector while its parent lends to governments.) The conference took place outside San José, Costa Rica, in a resort off the highway to the airport.
CGD just posted the latest edition of the Commitment to Development Index, which ranks wealthy nations on how much their policies are helping poorer nations. I'm especially proud of the presentation this year. Julia Clark and I channeled our inner famous-formerly-fruitarian-recently-departed-CEO in refining it. See our post at Views from the Center.