The Lack of Microfinance Impact Studies

    Microfinance has suffered from a lack of impact studies, says New York University economics professor Jonathan Morduch. Part of the problem has been donors who might not want to know the answers, he argues, adding that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has incited a shift in attitude toward the issue. Morduch co-authored “Portfolios of the Poor,” a book published in early 2009, with Stuart Rutherford, Daryl Collins and Orlanda Ruthven.

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    • David Lepeska

      David has served as U.N. correspondent for the newswire UPI and reported for several major newspapers, including the New York Daily News and Newsday. He was chief correspondent for the Kashmir Observer in Srinagar, India, and regularly contributes to the Economist, among other publications. Since 2007, David has reported for Devex News from Washington, New York, as well as South Asia.

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