“World Bank Group Forum Convenes Partners to Explore Implications of Latest Microcredit Research” – The World Bank – February 27, 2015

According to a press release published by the World Bank, “(r)esults of new empirical research that examined the impact of microcredit on poverty reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Mongolia, and Morocco were the topic of discussion at a forum … held at the World Bank Group headquarters. The studies, conducted as randomized evaluations of microcredit from 2003 to 2012, found that while microcredit can be a valuable tool to help people expand business activities, it has not led to substantial improvements in household living standards or reductions in poverty.”

In the press release, you may read more about the forum and follow a hyperlink to the academic papers page of the Poverty Action Lab internet site, where you can download the six microcredit studies.