CGD Policy Blogs
OK, even if it's not quite what it seems, this is pretty darn cool. (Tip: turn off the sound.)
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The idea of helping the poor by giving them loans goes way back. This video spectacularly highlights one novelty in the modern wave: cross-border flows.
Hat tip to @viewfromthecave.
I am tempted to write, "The Open Book Is Now Closed." I don't mean that this blog is shutting down---though obviously it's been pretty quiet lately---only that the process of making the book as become less public.
...that according to the newest review of the evidence on the impact of microcredit (p. 73). The review was commissioned by the British aid agency DFID and carried out by British academics, all but one of whom (James Copestake) were based at the University of East Anglia.