Discussions with People I Respect
June 11, 2020
"The hammer of any crisis falls hardest on the extremely poor." Atul Tandon explains how Opportunity International is responding.
May 2, 2020
Is a spaza shop an essential business? Spaza shops abound on the sides of South African roads. Most people living in rural areas buy their food […]
April 24, 2020
Marc Bavois believes deeply in the capabilities of people living in poverty to pool their own resources, invent solutions, and care for those who suffer most.
April 13, 2020
In countries around the word we see the impact of the coronavirus affecting the vulnerable and the marginalized most deeply. That is as true in the US as it is in India and Paraguay.
April 8, 2020
An Interview with Mohammad Mudassar Aqil, President & CEO, Easypaisa / Telenor Microfinance Bank, Pakistan
February 11, 2020
Last week I posted a review of Martín Burt’s book Who Owns Poverty. I included some clips from an interview I conducted with Martin last year […]
December 23, 2019
The world lost one of its greatest fighters against poverty last week. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC, died at the age of 84. […]
November 13, 2018
Sir Fazle Abed is the founder and chairperson of BRAC. Last year at the RESULTS International Conference Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS and I interviewed […]
August 16, 2018
Jerry Nemorin is the CEO and co-founder of LendStreet. We both serve on the Steering Committee of the Smart Campaign, a global effort to promote transparency, […]