Daniel Little on some experimental findings in Civic engagement and formative institutions:
"These are surprising findings. The TFA (Teach For Ameria)population as a whole shows a higher level of civic engagement than the general population. But within the TFA population, the graduates lag. "
Felix Salmon in The limits of Mirofinane:
"Richard Rosenberg has a good new paper — short, clear, summarized here — saying that the jury is very much still out on whether or not microfinance helps improve the incomes of the poor. But even if it doesn’t help the poor out of poverty, it still does a great deal of good in terms of giving them tools to deal with poverty."