Articles by Rob Whiting
Are the Poor Creative Entrepreneurs or Simply Wage Earners?
This question gets asked a lot. For the Indian social enterprise LabourNet, the answer is both. While the necessary development efforts implied by this answer are dynamic, organizations often focus on only the entrepreneurial or wage earning aspect. This is fine, so long as they work in balance with other complimentary programs...
BRAC?s TUP Program: When Base of the Pyramid Approaches Might Not Work
BRAC, a Bangladesh-based NGO, is just giving stuff away to the poor. One of the world’s largest and most innovative poverty alleviation organizations has decided that aid, and not profit, is the way forward to help the very poorest. As an intern this past summer at BRAC, I was told this in our orientation...