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  • ’NextThought Monday’: Lisa Simpson, Carl Schramm and Skepticism

    NextThought Monday is a new feature I?m starting at here NextBillion. Each Monday, I hope to introduce a new idea, point of view, or simply a guide to help you chart out the week ahead in the BoP space. This week we’ll explore the skepticism of microfinance and international development, and what we can learn from it.

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    Investing
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    ANDE
  • ANDE Conference Wrap Up: Video Interviews

    The second-annual Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) conference wrapped up with several goals for 2011, including plans to launch at least two additional regional hubs, launch a research agenda and hold 2011 annual conference. For more, as well as several video interviews with participants, please read on.

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    Investing
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    ANDE, conferences, video
  • ANDE Conference Live: Dr. Rajiv Shah’s Opening Plenary

    The 2010 Annual ANDE Conference kicked off with Dr. Rajiv Shah, current USAID Administrator, giving the opening plenary, outlining new focuses for USAID in the small and growing business field.

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    Investing
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    ANDE, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, conferences
  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: The Philanthrocapitalism Debate

    Resolved: Market-based models will save the world. Bishop, New York Bureau Chief of The Economist and co-author of Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World, spoke in the affirmative. Edwards, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos and author of the newly published Small Change: Why Business Won’t Save the World, took up the negative.

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    Investing
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    ANDE
  • BoP Heavyweights Bishop, Edwards and Tooley Coming to NYC

    If you are based in or around New York - or have plans to travel there in the coming months - you may be interested in two upcoming events that feature base of the pyramid subjects and experts.

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    Agriculture, Investing
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    agribusiness, ANDE
  • 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)
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    Agriculture, Investing
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    Sub-Saharan Africa
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    agribusiness, ANDE
  • 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
  • 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
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    ANDE