Top Picks of the Microfinance Blogosphere

> Posted by Michelle Romeu
The blogosphere is providing extensive coverage of the continuing crisis in Andhra Pradesh. Here’s a pair of the most insightful posts on the shake-up there:

  • Will the Andhra Pradesh financial crisis turn into a much bigger national issue? Nachiket Mor and Bindu Ananth comment on three key aspects they feel lie at the center of the problem.
  • David Roodman follows up on his India dispatch after attending the Microfinance India Summit, and visiting the heart of the crisis in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh’s capital.

Beyond Andhra Pradesh, big things are still afoot. A couple of the most interesting:

  • Oscar Abello at NextBillion talks about the Gates Foundation’s recent announcement of their five-year, $500 million Global Savings Fund. This “$500 million march” gives the microfinance community a breath of fresh air in the wake of the India crisis.
  • Sarah Rotman, via CGAP’s Microfinance Blog, discusses the link between government-to-person (G2P) payments and financial inclusion through technology—is it a forced marriage, or a “match made in heaven?”