March 2009 Archives

ACCION and the Power of Microfinance

Narrated by CBS News' Mike Wallace, and filmed on location in the U.S., Peru, Uganda and Tanzania, this video series takes you into markets around the world to meet microentrepreneurs, and presents the challenges and opportunities of bringing financial services to the working poor.

The series can be found at

WSJ Article: The Rise of the Underground

There's an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal this weekend about the underground economies in developing countries. Though many economists have considered underground economies bad, they have functioned as a safety net for people who've been laid off from formal jobs during the economic crisis. These underground businesses are often entrepreneurial.

The article can be found at