The Washington Post Business Section’s Wonkblog gives readers tips for holiday giving this year, and focuses on organizations like IPA and J-PAL that add value by increasing the public and policy-maker’s understanding of what works. As they say:
Our founder and president, Dean Karlan, spoke recently at the PopTech gathering of innovative thinkers. He gave a wide ranging talk on how we talk and think about credit, debt, and poverty in the developing world.
The President of the Citi Foundation discusses the foundation's work in the areas of financial inclusion and financial capability, which includes research partnerships with organizations like the Center for Financial Services Innovation and Innovations for Poverty Action.
IPA’s SME Initiative, in collaboration with Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL), held its second Working Group in Cambridge, MA – a full-day event that brought together 41 researchers, practitioners and donors to discuss early-stage research and potential new projects pertaining to SME policy and entrepreneurship. The Working Group provided an opportunity for affiliates of the SME Initiative and PEDL to share their work, discuss potential areas for collaboration, and network with others active in the SME space.
Aishwarya Ratan, Director of the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative, at PopTech discussing how we can ensure that the financial products, services, and tools available to the poor to manage and grow their money are affordable, efficient, secure and welfare-enhancing.