Weekly Roundup

Mon, 2014-01-13 15:22
This week's roundup looks into Grameen America Board Chair Professor Yunus' film To Catch A Dollar, and how financial inclusion continues to make progress around the world. Also, this month marks 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty.
  • The film To Catch A Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America is a powerful documentary by Gayle Ferraro. It features Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Yunus as he brings his unique and revolutionary microfinance program to the US. The film gives you the chance to witness the birth of Grameen America and the compelling stories of the first micro-entrepreneurs; from the challenges they face to the successes they achieve. Learn more here.
  • In a recent article in The Guardian, Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu (Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria) stated that the concept of Financial Inclusion has continued to assume increasing importance across the globe. The main reason for this is the promise that financial inclusion holds in addressing global poverty, income inequality, under development and welfare. Read his presentation here.
  • "Our aim is not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." - Lyndon B. Johnson. This January marks 50 years in the war on poverty. The New York Times says this movement has a lot of progress to celebrate. Read Paul Krugmans' article here.
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