October 04, 2022
Cambodia Microfinance Should be Taxed to Address Climate Change Impact, Research Says
By David Whitehouse
In contrast to the industry’s claim that microfinance allows borrowers to expand their businesses, many Cambodians "have no choice but to borrow to make ends meet.”
May 11, 2022
Is Cambodia’s Government Ready to Tackle the Problems in Its Microfinance Sector?
By Molika Heng
Phnom Penh's attempts to relieve its worsening rural debt crisis are yet to have the intended effects.
May 05, 2022
World Bank-Linked Watchdog to Probe Alleged Cambodian Microfinance Abuses
By Sebastian Strangio
Two Cambodian civil society groups claim that "reckless" micro-lending has contributed to a brewing rural debt crisis.
October 09, 2020
Can Cambodia’s Looming Microfinance Disaster be Averted?
By David Hutt
A solution to Cambodia's spiraling debt crisis is urgently required, but risks uncovering deeper economic problems.
September 21, 2020
Cambodia’s Microfinance Industry in Troubled Waters
By Luke Hunt
A conversation with economist Ron Bevacqua about the crisis facing Cambodia's microfinance sector.
October 03, 2019
The Macro Challenges in Cambodia’s Microfinance Sector
By David Hutt
A closer look at an alarming trend.
August 08, 2017
How Developing Asia Is Using Blockchain Pilots
By Alisa DiCaprio and Steven Beck
Why blockchain technology is booming in the Asia-Pacific.
March 16, 2015
Fiza Farhan: A Pakistani Change-Maker
By Sonya Rehman
A young entrepreneur is empowering rural Pakistan with microfinance and energy projects
December 06, 2014
Saving Grameen Bank, Sustaining the Bangladesh Paradox
By Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj
Increasing state control over Grameen Bank will hardly serve the interests of Bangladesh.
April 22, 2014
Microfinance Faces Uncertain Future in Bangladesh
By Ankit Panda
The Bangladesh government should reevaluate its pursuit to regulate and nationalize the operations of the Grameen Bank.
March 13, 2013
Empowering Women Through Microfinance in India
The government’s efforts to create micro credit institutions geared towards women are too important to dismiss.
November 17, 2012
Laos' "Different Face" of Poverty
While Laos has been the beneficiary of rapid economic growth, not all are seeing its benefits.
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