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Friday, July 3, 2015

Weekly Roundup 7-3-15, Twitter Top Ten: An NB mashup in honor of America's birthday

By NextBillion Editor

It’s hard work to identify entrepreneurs who are finding solutions and building markets in developing countries. (Certainly harder, for instance, than writing a check to a legacy charity.) It’s even more difficult to decipher the dynamics in these emerging markets and to tweak those dynamics in a way that enables support to reach those who need it. It takes more than money; it takes involvement.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Integrating NCDs Into Post-2015 Agenda: A shared value approach to addressing non-communicable diseases in Africa

By Mark Mallon

Non-communicable diseases account for two out of three deaths and half of all disability worldwide, with cardiovascular disease specifically killing more Africans over age 30 than any other condition. Despite this growing threat, the resources devoted to curbing NCDs are woefully insufficient to the challenge.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Export, Learn … Profit: A new randomized evaluation reveals emerging market businesses that export have the advantage

By Ariela Alpert and Sarah Craig — IPA

Export promotion programs work under the assumption that the experience of exporting helps firms learn new skills and techniques and thereby become more productive. However, until now, no research determined whether exporting actually causes businesses to improve. Innovations for Poverty Action helped conduct the first randomized controlled trial investigating whether firms actually learn through exporting. 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Central Bankers Shouldn't Fret Over Mobile Money: Research says it doesn't cause inflation, and could be benefiical in monetary policy

By Jake Kendall

Research conducted by the University of Oxford for the Gates Foundation shows that the growth of mobile money will be neutral or (if anything) beneficial to the conduct of well-designed monetary policy. The authors believe this will be "a solid new brick in our fact base around digital financial services."

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