Media Coverage
August 29, 2018

The new movie Crazy Rich Asians brings up the question of how effective microloans are, so NPR's Goats and Soda revisits their piece answering it. IPA and others have found microloans may be less effective at alleviating poverty than once assumed, as IPA founder Dean Karlan, along with affiliated researchers Abhijit Banerjee and Simone Schaner, explain. Read the piece below, and more about IPA's broader agenda to understand which financial tools help the poor here.