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05 September 2011
Why Can’t We Answer the Question: Does Aid Work?
Whether you find it extraordinary or trivial, we still cannot answer the simple question of whether aid works or not.
22 August 2011
Can SmartAid Improve Accountability within Funders?
Interesting lessons came out of the recent CGAP Aid Effectiveness conference where the SmartAid Index for Microfinance was featured.
11 August 2011
Aid Effectiveness: Being Clear about Objectives
At the heart of this disagreement is not a dispute about the impact of aid but about what we mean when we ask whether ‘aid works.’
03 August 2011
Ehrbeck on the Value of Financial Access for the Poor
With increasing amounts of private money being invested in microfinance institutions, CGAP CEO Tilman Ehrbeck talks about the role of public money in improving access to finance for poor people around the world.
26 July 2011
Measuring Aid Effectiveness Effectively
It is hard to say whether aid has really helped to raise growth or reduce poverty or contribute to the Millennium Development Goals.
05 July 2011
Improving Access to Finance
Within the field of financial sector development, microfinance components in multi-sector programs often perform poorly and in some cases undermined existing financial service providers.
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