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  • Rob Katz

    Cap it off with the right MBA program

    OK, so you want to change the world ? from the inside. Not a bad idea, considering that some corporations? annual gross revenues are larger than the yearly GDPs of most developing countries. With that kind of cash, business can make a difference ? hey, you?re reading NextBillion.net,...

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  • John Paul

    Healthcare Delivery: Franchised Solutions

    Despite their best efforts, government and NGO programs have generally failed to achieve the scale and sustainability necessary to provide adequate and affordable healthcare to many living below the poverty line. But as the Time Global Health Summit illustrated, the role of the private sector...

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  • Rob Katz

    What Works: First Mile Solutions’ DakNet Takes Rural Communities Online

    What Works: First Mile Solutions’ DakNet Takes Rural Communities Online, the latest of WRI’s What Works case study series, is being released today. The full-length business case study, written by two Harvard University graduate students under WRI supervision, highlights how the innovative...

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  • John Paul

    New Feature on NB.net: Regionalized News

    The Newsroom has been regionalized, allowing you to easily view the latest BOP news from a specific part of the world. Regional RSS feeds are now available as well.The regions, defined on the map below, include: Latin America, North Africa & the Near East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe...

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  • Al Hammond

    Global Health in the News

    Bill Clinton and Bill Gates held forth Wednesday afternoon at the Time Global Health Summit in New York City. Both have made global health issues a priority through their foundations, and both received a standing ovation for the work that they have done. What was fascinating was how much they...

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  • John Paul

    A Shell Foundation interview with development expert William Easterly

    This interview originally appeared in the Shell Foundation’s October Newsletter.The Shell Foundationhas conducted an enlightening interview with former World Bankeconomist and respected academic William Easterly. As the author of abestselling book and numerous articles about the...

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  • Rob Katz

    The Prahalad Interview: Brazil’s Valor

    The Brazilian economic journal Valor recently interviewed University of Michigan professor and The Next Practice founder C.K. Prahalad about business strategies for the base of the pyramid. The full interview, translated from the Portugese, follows below. (Translation credit: Alex...

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  • Malawi dials E-Currency party line

    In mid-September, users of Malawi’s Telecom Networks (TNM) received a text message saying “With TNM you can now recharge your friends mobile using TNM directtop up service. Just use the following command: *112*phonenumber*recharge pin*. Its that easy"Whatdoes this mean? Well, TNM...

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