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Friday, March 27, 2015

Development, Impact Investing Pour into Nepal's Biggest Hydropower Project: The $142 million investment could power 10 percent of the country

By Annemiek Planting

The Lower Solu hydroelectric power plant aims to provide electricity to roughly 2 million Nepalese households. The $142 million project, financed through development bank and impact investment financing, is one of the largest-ever foreign investments in Nepal's history. An interview with the project manager on the energy impact.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Strengthening Markets for Reproductive Health: PATH says partnerships show there's room for the private sector

By Amie Batson

Amie Batson, PATH's chief strategy officer, says her organization's public-private partnerships demonstrate that there is room for the private sector to participate in developing and sustaining a viable market for reproductive health commodities, bringing a high return at low cost.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mobile Money on the Move: Part two of our interview with Carol Caruso, Senior Vice President, Channels and Technology at Accion

By James Militzer — WDI

The growth in global mobile connectivity has been astonishing, and perhaps no sector has been more impacted than finance. We spoke recently with Carol Caruso, Senior VP of Accion’s Channels & Technology unit, about the shifting trends and future outlook of mobile finance in part two of this Q&A.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

It's Not Enough to Get Micro-entrepreneurs Online - They Need a Marketplace : eBay Foundation focuses on connecting buyers with job engines

By Scott Anderson — WDI

eBay knows a thing or two about helping people sell stuff online. So it's no surprise that the eBay Foundation, created in 1998 with pre-IPO shares, would follow a similar path. In 2011, it created the Opportunity Project, which takes a social innovation direction to tackle global poverty, supported with tech know-how from foundation volunteers as well as grants.

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