Caught in Micro debt – New Documentary on Microfinance reveals secret documents of Grameen Bank

On Tuesday the 30th Novermber 2011 at 9:30pm, the world premiere of a documentary film on Microfinance titled Caught in Micro debt will be held on Norwegian State TV. Caught in Micro debt  is a film by award-winning Danish documentary film maker, Tom Heinemann. Information on his previous work can be seen at  www.flipthecoin.org and www.heinemann-media.dk The documentary can soon be watched online live at www.nrk.no/brennpunkt. … Continue reading “Caught in Micro debt – New Documentary on Microfinance reveals secret documents of Grameen Bank”

Business Plans for Social Enterprises – Training Program

How to make a Business Plan for Social Enterprises? Socially relevant enterprises are the new tool for promoting equitable development. Many Not-for-Profit, Corporate CSR Initiatives and individuals are engaged in promoting socially relevant businesses to promote social and economic goals of stakeholders. However, socially-relevant enterprises are faced with a set of challenges that are distinct … Continue reading “Business Plans for Social Enterprises – Training Program”

Government to roll out Rural Wireless Broadband Schemes

The Government, under Bharat Nirman II Programme, has envisaged to provide broadband coverage to all 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats by 2012. For the aforesaid broadband provisioning, the funds from Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) are being provided wherever required. For rural and remote areas, the following “Rural Broadband Schemes (on-going as well as planned)” have been … Continue reading “Government to roll out Rural Wireless Broadband Schemes”

Microfinance Leaders in India face threats from Maoists

Leaders of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) have issued an ultimatum to microfinance companies and their promoters in Andhra Pradesh to stop operations or face the consequences. The CPI(Maoist) secretary for Karimnagar, Khammam and Warangal districts – Mr Sudhakar has warned MFIs of dire consequences if they do not stop recollections in a … Continue reading “Microfinance Leaders in India face threats from Maoists”

Behavioral Economist Sendhil Mullainathan speaks on solving social problems

Behavioural Economics Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Finance are closely related fields making up a separate branch of economic and financial analysis using social, cognitive and emotional factors in understanding the economic decisions of consumers, borrowers and investors, and their effects on market prices,returns and the resource allocation. In below video,  MacArthur winner Sendhil Mullainathan uses … Continue reading “Behavioral Economist Sendhil Mullainathan speaks on solving social problems”