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An impediment to accessing finance in a developing economy, in general, and in the Philippines, in particular, is the absence of robust data and credit bureaus that will allow the development of a sophisticated model for determining credit scores based on past borrowing history. There is a need to devise a creative but sound credit scoring model that will tailor inputs to include easily verified information and data relevant to the specific context. The SME Initiative, along with the Development Bank of the Philippines, is evaluating a new a credit scoring system that attempts to improve upon current credit scoring models. Read more about that study here.
- Jul 02/13 | From the newsroom |
Two stories in the July/August issue of Foreign Policy feature IPA affiliates and research network members: Michael Kremer, Rachel Glennerster, William Jack and James Habyarimana are mentioned in an article on giving by Silicon Valley. Michael Kremer, Esther Duflo, and Abhijit Banerjee are included in an article on Jeffrey Sachs.
Cash Transfers Study in Northern Uganda Mentioned in Slate, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Times, Foreign PolicyJun 03/13 | From the newsroom |
IPA's study on the effects of cash transfers on youth employment and income in Northern Uganda appears in Slate, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, and Foreign Policy. You can read more about the study on Chris Blattman's blog or on our project summary.
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