Building resilience for the world’s poor: The $1.50 challenge

Gallery

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Jeff Ashe_savings group women count money
>> Authored by Jeffrey Ashe, Fellow, Carsey school of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire; Research Fellow: Global Development and the Environment, Tufts University

I read the recent World Bank News Flash entitled “International Funding for Financial Inclusion” [1]. In 2013 a total of $31 billion was invested in financial institution building, but what if just the grant proportion if this amount, $2.9 billion, was invested in training savings groups?

Español | Français | Continue reading

Six learning opportunities for the “Six Pathways”

Gallery

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Educational opportunities from the Carsey School of Public Policy Lea en españolLisez en français Continue reading

Deep Outreach Financial Inclusion

Gallery

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Savings Groups for Those Microfinance Cannot Reach By Jeffrey Ashe, Director of Community Finance, Oxfam America  Financial Institutions cannot make money on a US$ 50 loan or managing US$ .25 savings deposits. Yet, tiny loans and savings deposits are the financial services … Continue reading