January 21

NextBillion’s Most Influential Articles

It’s an annual tradition at NextBillion: At the end of each year since 2012, we’ve selected 12 of our most-read articles from the previous year, inviting readers to vote for the pieces that impacted them the most. To commemorate 10 years of the contest, we’ve gathered each year’s winners into this series, which we’ll update each year going forward. You can view all the winning articles below. Besides providing a multitude of insights and expert analysis from a diverse group of knowledgeable guest writers, these articles also offer a window into the trends, topics and debates that have animated the emerging markets business and social enterprise sectors for the past decade.