Women, India, and Tourism – Top Picks of the Microfinance Blogosphere – July 19, 2011

> Posted by Michelle Romeu
This week’s blogosphere features question marks over India’s legislative landscape, tourists and their relationship to microfinance, and new ideas for boosting women’s economic power.

  • In his blog, David Roodman analyzes India’s new draft microfinance bill, highlighting key points and pondering its potential consequences.
  • Alleviating poverty through tourism? Kiva’s blog explores the links between microfinance and sustainable tourism in countries such as Mexico and Peru.
  • The Financial Access Initiative blog features an interview with Dean Karlan, who recently co-authored More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty along with Jacob Appel. (Also check out Guy Stuart’s book review on this blog.) 
  • How does a washing machine empower women, and how can we go even further “beyond the spin cycle?” NextBillion’s blog proposes a new way to look at empowering women to lift themselves above the “wash-line” of earning $40 per day.

Image credit: Iainf
Have you read?
Armenia, Andhra Pradesh & Pakistan – Top Picks of the Microfinance Blogosphere – June 13, 2011
India, Agriculture & Savings – Top Picks of the Microfinance Blogosphere – June 1, 2011
Grameen, India, Financial Literacy – Top Picks of the Microfinance Blogosphere – April 28, 2011