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  • Acumen Fund Launches Blog

    We?ve talked about Acumen Fund before here at NextBillion ? the non-profit venture fund that supports BOP enterprises delivering critical goods and services to the world?s low-income communities through investments. Like us, they too believe in using entrepreneurial, private-sector...

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  • At Home and “Kozi” in a Dome

    In August, mainstream media attention focused on the plightof thousands of Americans living in domes - most notably New Orleans’ Superdomeand the Houston Astrodome - after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina. For those looking to read a vastly more positivestory about...

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  • New Resources on Nextbillion.net

    NextBillion.net is pleased to announce the creation of a new Resources section of the site. Content is organized into five categories:* Featured Content: Research and interviews produced exclusively by the Development Through Enterprise team.* Case Studies: More than 3 dozen case...

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  • Technology at the Edge: Low-tech, near-term examples

    Several new technology innovations developed specifically for BOP markets are already making a noticeable impact. KickStart (formerly ApproTech) has been developing and promoting such technologies since 1991, with the explicit goal of helping entrepreneurs in East Africa establish and run...

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  • Cheap, but are they marketable?

    Two articles about low-cost cell phones were posted to the Newsroom this week. The first talks about plans by the GSM Association’s Emerging Market Handset Program to purchase 6 million of Motorola’s new phones, expected to wholesale below $30. The article mentions several other chip and...

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  • Housing for the Poor – Part II

    A month ago, I posted some information about housing technologies for the BOP. This week, a colleague of mine emailed me to tell me about some of her research in the area. One thing her team has discovered is that the choice of technology may not be as important as the choice of business...

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  • Housing for the Poor

    A fewinnovative examples of initiatives providing low-cost housing made their wayacross my desk in the last 24 hours, which I took as a sign that I should sharethem with the NB.net community. Somehave been shared before, but are worth mentioning again.The firstis a South African...

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