Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus lost his appeal to continue as chief of the pioneering microcredit institution he founded.
Ananya Roy talks about the promise and perils of microfinance.
Microcredit begets loan sharking which begat Tahrir Square.
In our special focus on Islamophobia, FPIF talks to Massoud Shadjareh and Arzu Merali of the IHRC about anti-Islamic sentiment in the United Kingdom.
It wasn’t long before microlending was corrupted by usury.
Sam Daley-Harris argues for improving microfinance so that it lives up to its potential. Robert Pollin counters that microfinance must be embedded in a larger development program.
Is microcredit the solution to global poverty? Yes and no….
FPIF’s new department War and Peace looks at the big picture of how to build a more secure world. In the debut article, Poll: Fewer Guns, More Talk, department editor Miriam Pemberton reports that the votes are already in and the winner is a new foreign policy.