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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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  • Reporting back from the Kenyan Development Network Consortium

    The Kenyan Development Network Consortium held a ?co-creation? workshop on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, in Washington DC. (KDNC was founded by Macharia Waruingi, a long-time member of NextBillion.) Participants were mostly members of the Kenyan diaspora, working professionals with a...

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    Education, Entrepreneurship
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    academia, World Resources Institute
  • 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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    Entrepreneurship
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    World Resources Institute
  • 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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    World Resources Institute