The ultrapoor want desperately to escape poverty and have richer, more meaningful lives. Governments and NGOs want inclusive growth and prosperity. There is a proven way we can address all these challenges – the ultrapoor graduation model.
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab just marked its tenth year anniversary on the MIT campus outside Boston with a one day event which drew over 1200 participants from all over the world.
We are living in the time of Big Data. It comes from everywhere - from our cell phones, our computers, from fuel pumps, water sensors in meteorological stations, and countless other sources.
The changing landscape of finance is a huge subject so let’s start with a short history of banking (thanks here to Wikipedia). The word actually comes from banca or bench where the moneylenders sat.
We can all take simple steps to encourage financial inclusion.
Gender, diversity and inclusion is not a woman thing. It is a human thing. We can all afford to be bolder and more involved, to make things a lot better.
The BRAC organization in Bangladesh has proven that there that there is an effective way to help the ultra poor. We need to find ways to use it more often.
To influence government officials who make policies, researchers need to deliver understandable results and present clear ways forward.