Christopher Dunford

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This study examined the association between food insecurity, determined by a modified version of the U.S. Household Food Security Survey Module (US HFSSM), and total daily per capita (DPC) consumption (measured as household expenditures) in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, and the Philippines. Household food insecurity was determined by an adapted 9-item US HFSSM(More)
About the Author Kathleen Odell is an assistant professor of economics at Dominican University's Brennan School of Business in River Forest, Illinois. She conducts research in the areas of economic growth and development. Kathleen holds a PhD in economics and a master's degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a(More)
INTRODUCTION Single solutions continue to be inadequate in confronting the prevalent problems of poverty, ill health and insufficient health system capacity worldwide. The poor need access to an integrated set of financial and health services to have income security and better health. Over 3500 microfinance institutions (MFIs) provide microcredit and(More)
At the forefront of global health priorities are the achievement of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the strengthening of health systems. The MDGs focus the worldwide development agenda on reducing extreme poverty as well as improving health, education and human rights by 2015. At the same time, the World Health Organization is(More)
The microfinance industry is characterized by a “schism,” or debate, between two camps that represent broadly different approaches to microfinance: the institutionists and the welfarists. How this debate is resolved has crucial implications for the future of microfinance—its guiding principles, its objectives, its clients, and its impact on the poor and(More)
Working Capital is the United States’ largest peer-group lending program. This article reviews what Working Capital has learned about the market, its customers, program impact, and service delivery over its ten year history. It presents a model for understanding how participating in peer lending groups develops “social and economic capital” in poor(More)
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