Banking in the Philippines
Annie Duflo
March 03, 2009
A recent post from Alex in the Philippines addressed the common uses of microfinance loans, which leads logically to two follow-up questions.  How do we actually know with any certainty what microfinance clients do with their loans given that money...
Alex Bartik
February 26, 2009
A frequent question that I get from friends and family members about the microfinance projects I work on for IPA is, “What do people actually do with the loans?”
Dean Karlan
January 05, 2009
IPA is excited about the launch of its new website,, and with it, the introduction of the IPA blog. It is our aim with this blog to discuss both the process of conducting and the results of current policy research.  We hope...
Jonathan Morduch
December 22, 2008
Fast, convenient and easy: the holy trinity of marketing adjectives. Any product or service that can legitimately claim to be all three should sell itself, or at least catch on fast. This blend of attractive features underlies the enthusiasm around...