For information on what I'm up to, check out the company website at BFConsulting.org. We're currently workig on a bank downscaling project in Bangladesh. Although the microfinance industry essentially began in Bangladesh during the 1970s (making financial services more widely available to the poor in Bangladesh than almost any other country in the world), few financial services are currently targeted at the middle class. Large companies and small microentreprenuers have access to credit, but small and medium enterprises don't fit either model of lending particularly well, so they currently go relatively unserviced. BFC is doing an analysis of the current banking industry, including case studies of local banks, to make recommendations to the large banks to downscale to service the missing middle. We'll make a final report to the World Bank in a few weeks, which will probably be made publicly available later on. Catch it then.
For now, I've got to get back to work.
ps On a completely unrelated note, check out the Hot-Dog eating championship. Finally a "sport" that caters to ordinary Americans.