Welcome to the Centre for Micro Finance’s podcast! The objective of these programmes is to give insight into our work wherein the research methods, projects and people to jump off the page! This page also endeavors to host all public seminars, conferences and workshops sponsored and put on by the Centre for Micro Finance. You can now enjoy Centre for Micro Finance podcasts as part of iTunes.
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Parul: Fieldwork for DummiesAugust, 2012
Parul talks to us about field operations in detail, discussing the importance of good fieldwork on behalf of the RAs. This is a great discussion, relevant to everyone working with a project in the field!
Srikumar: Keeping track of our expensesAugust, 2012
In this conversation, Srikumar talks to us about the importance of keeping expenses reported during projects. This is sure to be an important podcast among new RAs learning the rules of the game!
Bhaumik: Games that RAs PlayJune, 2012
In this conversation, Bhaumik discusses the nature of various components research – a big part of which is designing games and surveys. Listen on to learn about designing surveys, phone interviews and, best of all, games!
Justin Oliver: Pathways to a better microfinanceSeptember, 2011
In this wide-ranging conversation, Executive Director Justin Oliver talks about the key principles behind CMF’s work, how a study comes about, some of today’s hot research topics, and how CMF has influenced microfinance thus far.
Akhand discusses issues related to Consumer Protection with CMF Senior Researcher Minakshi RamjiAugust, 2011
Consumer Protection II- Akhand discusses issues related to Consumer Protection with CMF Senior Researcher Minakshi Ramji, with the backdrop of the 2009 Microfinance India Summit in Delhi. Minakshi has conducted research on financial inclusion, financial literacy among many other topics at CMF.
Ajay Tannirkulam: Playing with diceAugust, 2011
Randomized Controlled Trials – CMF Head of Analytics Ajay Tannirkulam discusses the importance of the RCT methodology in studying development with intern Ziv Tepman and explains how this approach is implemented.
Ajay Tannirkulam: Providing modern financial services for the poorAugust, 2010
Ziv Tepman interviews Ajay Tannirkulam about a project which aims to bring complete financial services to the poor and unbanked through Kshetriya Gramin Financial Services (KGFS).
Lakshmi Krishnan: How the Center for Microfinance came to beJuly, 2010
The Story of CMF – CMF’s first employee Lakshmi Krishnan speaks to intern Ziv Tepman about how the organization came about in 2005, what it was like in the early days, and how it has evolved since then.