FAQ: frequent questions on financial education

Reference Books or articles that we  like:


Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab - J-PAL)
Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into Microfinance by David Roodman
The Political Economy of Microfinance: Financializing Poverty by Philip Mader
Women and Microcredit in Rural Bangladesh: An Anthropological Study of Grameen Bank Lending by Aminur Rahman
Debt: the First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
Careful with what you assume about financial inclusion by Philip Mader
Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution by James Fergusson
Financial Promise for the Poor: How Groups Build Microsavings edited by Kim Wilson, Malcolm Harper and Matthew Griffith
How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
  Swimming with Sharks: my Journey into the World of the Bankers by Joris Luyendjik
  Modernising Money: Why our Monetary System is Broken and How it Can be Fixed by Andrew Jackson and Ben Dyson
  Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry by Helaine Olen
  Other People's Money: The Real Business of Finance by John Kay
  Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein
  The Wisdom of Sustainability: Buddhist Economics for the 21st Century by Sulak Sivaraksa
  Cambodia's Economic Transformation (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies) by Caroline Hughes and Kheang U
  The Rainbow Troops: A Novel by Andrea Hirata
  Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China by Leslie T. Chang
  Ethics Education: article by Dr. Muna Ali published by CILE (Research Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics)


One Dollar project: videos documenting what it means to survive with one dollar a day in Cambodia.

Finance in pictures: reflection over ten years of financial education

3 videos made by RFI (Radio France Internationale) documenting our workshops and their impact in Rural Cambodia: "holding all the cards" (les cartes en main) and an interview of Sophie Paine.

(photo credit: Sybille Veron)



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