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  • Immigrants Build Houses in Mexico with Remittances- The Case of Construmex

    Many immigrants come to work in the US, and when they do, they usually leave family behind. Often, their primary objective is to make money and provide for their families back home. Some companies - like the Mexico-based multinational cement giant CEMEX - are taking advantage of this situation...

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    Entrepreneurship
  • The Next 4 Billion Launching Today

    A quick reminder, if you may have forgotten: The Next 4 Billion: Market Size and Business Strategy at the Base of the Pyramid will be released today at the International Finance Corporation.? C.K. Prahalad, Nariman Behravesh, Jonathan Lash, and Michael Klein will be speaking.? Check my post...

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    Entrepreneurship
  • The Next 4 Billion: Market Size and Business Strategy at the Base of the Pyramid

    Discussions of base of the pyramid (BOP) markets have, until now, relied principally on business case studies and rough estimates of market size. On Monday, March 19, WRI and the NextBillion.net team (in conjunction with the IFC) will launch our publication, The Next 4 Billion: Market Size and...

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    Entrepreneurship
  • Rising Ventures: Harnessing the Ingenuity of the BoP

    Every entrepreneur has a story. Anyone with the wherewithal and acumen to start a business had to have something click at some point - a moment when they saw an unrecognized market opportunity and the perfect product or service to fill that gap. For Tommy Matthew, this moment came from...

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    Education, Entrepreneurship
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    academia
  • A Condominium for Squatters – Land Reform in Sri Lanka

    Ashoka Fellow Darin Gunesekera has succeeded in securing deeds to a brand new condominium to more than 670 families ? 4,000 people - in Sri Lanka who formerly lived in a slum. Property and regulatory system reform has gained momentum in recent years, and this model suggests significant...

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    Entrepreneurship
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    World Resources Institute
  • Enterprises on the Move

    If I?m not scouring obscure newspapers for BOP related stories, staring aimlessly off into space, clipping my toe nails, or thinking about integrating a word like phallogocentrism into a blog about microfinance, then chances are I?m adding new activities to Nextbillion?s activity...

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    Education, Entrepreneurship
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    academia, World Resources Institute
  • Changemakers Contest – How to Provide Affordable Housing

    Changemakers is at it again. Loyal NextBillionites might remember that Changemakers is an innovation-recognition initiative of Ashoka, the award-winning social entrepreneurship incubator. CM runs contests awarding the best entrepreneurs in a given sector ? previous competitions have included...

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  • Building Opportunity for the Majority: Day One

    I attended the Inter-American Development Bank?s ?Building Opportunity for the Majority? conference today ? a 2-day event serving as a launching pad for newly-elected Bank president Luis Alberto Moreno?s personal agenda. If Day One of the conference was any indication, Bank-watchers...

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