poverty alleviation

A Win-Win for Women: New Calvert Foundation Impact Investment Initiative Gets $1 Million Citi Grant

A new impact investment initiative aims to create opportunities for underserved women around the world

Women's History Month may be over, but as the many events and panel discussions held at the United Nations on and around March 8 to celebrate International Women's Day showed, not only is there much work yet to be done, it's getting done.

Developing Resources, Ignoring Poverty: Why the Cardin-Lugar Amendment Matters

Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act calls for the SEC to adopt a transparency rule for the oil, gas and mineral industries. If the agency misses the deadline, the world's poor will suffer

Propping Up the Past: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Should Go the Way of the Dinosaur

Ending subsidies for dirty fuel would make gas more expensive. Maybe that's not a bad thing

The Paris Appeal: A Call for Microfinance Reform

"You need different regulation for microfinance; sometimes that's hard to get." -- Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation

A Little Money Goes a Long Way: A Record 137 Million Microloans Issued to the World’s Poorest in 2010

"If you are talking about the...poorest segment, the question is, do they really see themselves in the long run? Do they have dreams? My experience most of them don’t. The only thing that concerns them is the day to day, how they will survive today and tomorrow." -- Gilbert Maramba, Negros Women of Tomorrow Foundation, Philippines

Small Loans + Fine Print = Big Problems: Striking the Regulatory Balance for Microfinance in India

"It would be a shame if over-regulation choked funds going to the poor." -- Vijay Govindarajan, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College{1}

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