If you’re fortunate enough to be able to donate money this holiday season, which organizations will be receiving your checks? Paul Solman speaks with Yale behavioral economist Dean Karlan about the causes that are using funds most efficiently. Continue reading
Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya on new efforts to help poor residents of Nairobi’s crowded, unsanitary slums find adequate housing through entrepreneurship and microfinancing. Continue reading
Mohammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year for their work in microfinance. The NewsHour’s economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Yunus about how micro-entrepreneurs improve the overall health of economies.