Title: Professor Morduch considers questions about assessing the impact of microfinance in alleviating poverty
Publication Date: 10/03/11

In Conversations on Microfinance, Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, speaks with Timothy Ogden, *an executive partner at Sona Partnersand the editor in chief of Philanthropy Action , *about the state of microfinance today --challenges, opportunities, innovations and more*. *Professor Morduch is a development economist well known for his contributions to assessing the impact of microfinance since the early years of the movement. He has written extensively on poverty and financial institutions in developing countries and on tensions between achieving social impacts and meeting financial goals in microfinance. Morduch is also Managing Director of the Financial Access Initiative , a research center that aims to expand access to financial services for low-income individuals in the U.S. and throughout the developing world through research.

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