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Disguised Mediocrity – the quest for POSITIVE impact results at Compartamos

[This is a detailed review of an academic paper. For a summary of this blog-post, click here]. A recent paper has attracted attention, likely to garner support from microcredit supporters. Firstly, it was written by prestigious academics from well-known institutions … Continue reading

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MIBs: Microfinance Investment Barbarians

Private capital to microfinance is mostly channelled through gatekeepers (microfinance investment vehicles – MIVs). Some public capital also flows through these vehicles. On the micro scale the P2Ps (Kiva, MyC4 etc) act as more trivial gatekeepers for those wishing to … Continue reading

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