Microfinance USA 2011 - Webcast

Promise and Peril of Microfinance Impact Evaluations

Promise and Peril of Microfinance Impact Evaluations

Microlending is a $44 billion industry, with more than 86 million microcredit borrowers worldwide. After garnering a Nobel Prize and countless newspaper headlines, what do we really know about the impact of all this microlending effort? Join the world's leading academics, researchers, and thinkers at the forefront of this discussion. From the "gold standard" of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) to groundbreaking qualitative studies on the financial lives of the poor, learn what we know about microfinance (including microcredit & microsavings) from Professor Jonathan Morduch, before diving into a panel discussion that asks, "What don't we know that we ought to?"

Panelists
Christopher Dunford, Freedom from Hunger
Dean Karlan, Yale University
Jonathan Morduch, NYU Wagner School, New York University
David Roodman, Center for Global Development