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  • Is Aid Working?

    It is hard to argue with the lofty ambition to end once and for all the scourge that is global poverty. How the world should go about this, however, is much more vexed. If poor countries do not have sufficient capital, aid advocates argue that there is a moral imperative for rich ones to help. Since 1970 hundreds of billions of dollars in bilateral and multilateral aid has been sent to Africa from the developed world. G20 leaders agreed at last month’s summit London that an extra $50bn ...

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    Financial Times (link opens in a new window)
    Categories
    Agriculture, Investing
    Region
    Sub-Saharan Africa
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    agribusiness, ANDE
  • Rob Katz

    Hammond vs. Karnani: Debating “Romanticizing the Poor” Part 2

    In December, Professor Aneel Karnani published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review entitled, "Romanticizing the Poor."? At the time, we posted about it here on NextBillion.net and suggested that our review of the article would be forthcoming; it has not, and for that, we apologize...

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    Investing
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    ANDE
  • Rob Katz

    Hammond vs. Karnani: Debating “Romanticizing the Poor” Part 1

    Editor’s note: In December, Professor Aneel Karnani published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review entitled, "Romanticizing the Poor."? At the time, we posted about it here on NextBillion.net and suggested that our review of the article would be forthcoming; it has...

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    Investing
    Tags
    ANDE
  • Moses Lee

    Are the Poor Really Entrepreneurial?

    Last month, Aneel Karnani wrote in the Stanford Social Innovation Review an article entitled, "Romanticizing the Poor."? In it, he states, "...romanticized views of BoP people as value-conscious consumers and resilient entrepreneurs are not only false, but also harmful." I think a lot of what Karnani says in the article is true ...

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    Investing
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    ANDE
  • Rob Katz

    3 Reasons Why Telcos Shouldn’t Abandon the BoP Just Yet

    Are there really enough profits to make telcos want to focus on the bottom of the pyramid?? A new report, released last Monday by the technology market research firm BDA, suggests the answer is no.Before we consider the case closed, let’s take a closer look.? After all,...

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    Investing
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    ANDE
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