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Workers in Nepal Are Leaving. Can Government Loans Make Them Stay?

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human MigrationJobsMoney

Between 2008 and 2017, more than a tenth of Nepal’s population left the country, looking for jobs that are scarce at home. The government is trying to bring workers back, but their efforts to support entrepreneurs and new businesses aren’t going as well as planned.

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Loosely Regulated Microloans and High Interest Rates Trap Sri Lankans in Debt

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: InfrastructureMoney

Microloans have been praised worldwide for their ability to help women start businesses and rise out of poverty. But in Sri Lanka, microloans with exploitative interest rates are having the opposite effect.

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