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MFTransparency: Throwing Light on Microcredit

In recent years, a handful of microfinance institutions (MFIs) have come under fire for charging low-income clients extremely high interest rates for their microcredit loans. The 120 percent annual interest rates offered by Mexico’s leading MFI, Compartamos, has produced profits but dubious public benefit, provoking outrage among fellow practitioners. A new venture hopes separate the…

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Preview from The Corruption Notebooks 2009

Each year Global Integrity published a series of essays on the practice of corruption as viewed from the bottom up. The stories are written by local journalists worldwide, one essay per country. The Corruption Notebooks is intended as a counterpoint to the heavy econometrics focus typical to the governance field (see today’s announcement of the…

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