As Mongolia goes to the polls for parliamentary elections the country – remote, still largely unknown, the most sparsely populated on Earth – is enjoying a rapid and well documented boom as it begins to exploit its vast mineral wealth. “We want to be Chile” – this is the mantra of many Mongolians.… Read more
Microfinance institutions across the world are moving from group lending to individual lending. Yet, there is not much rigorous evidence on the borrower impact of both types of microcredit to either substantiate or challenge such a strategic shift. We present some such evidence from a randomised field experiment in Mongolia.