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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Peaks Unclimbed: Former Malawi President Joyce Banda discusses how the Millennium Development Goals have failed to deliver for girls and women

By Adam Lewis

According the United Nations’ official MDG Progress Chart, two of the goals lagging furthest behind are MDG 3 – which aims to promote gender equality and empower women – and MDG 5 – which aims to improve maternal health. "How can we tell (the women of the world) that their health and equality simply wasn’t a priority?” asks former Malawi President Joyce Banda in this rare interview.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

NexThought Monday – When it Comes to Social Enterprise, It's Time to Take Ourselves Seriously

By Steve Wright

It is entirely possible that all of the ideas that we need to end global poverty are in place; however, we have so enthusiastically embraced the financial market metaphor that even the initiatives that must cooperate to succeed can’t do so fully because they are required to compete. There is an old and tired story to be inserted here about the balkanizing influence of competing for funding but instead of focusing on that, I would like to suggest a solution.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Twitter Top Ten - 1-25-15

By NextBillion Editor

It was an eventful week in global development - it almost always is. But this week featured a number of particularly important developments, ranging from Bill and Melinda Gates' trend-shaping annual letter, to some significant new research on microcredit's impact on poverty. These developments are featured - along with cute rats and an inspiring student - in our weekly top 10 list.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Eight Tech and Policy Trends That Will Impact Financial Inclusion This Year

By John Owens

The use of digital financial services will continue to be one of the main drivers for financial inclusion in 2015, says John Owens of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI). He discusses eight interesting trends AFI has noted - both on the technology and policy sides - that should have a direct impact on advancing financial inclusion through digital means this year.

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