development

Should Business Travel Be Obsolete?

January 20, 2016

by Ricardo Hausmann Harvard economist and MasterCard Center Senior Fellow on how a unique research collaboration between the Center and Harvard’s Center for International Development is uncovering new insights on how business travel impacts economic growth.  A version of this …

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Should Business Travel Be Obsolete?

January 20, 2016

by Ricardo Hausmann Harvard economist and MasterCard Center Senior Fellow on how a unique research collaboration between the Center and Harvard’s Center for International Development is uncovering new insights on how business travel impacts economic growth.  A version of this …

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Help Entrepreneurs Save the World

August 10, 2015

Go to www.EntrepreneursUnite.com and sign By Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur in Residence, Dell Inc When you think of the word “entrepreneur” who pops into your mind?  Richard Branson?  Michael Dell? I’m guessing it’s not Sarah Collins from South Africa.  Sarah is building …

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Your Briefing on the Breakthrough at #FFD3

July 23, 2015

Social media illustrate progress on critical fronts at Addis Ababa By Ryan Erenhouse The Addis Ababa Action Agenda signed last week at the Third International Conference for Development has been called a “new financial alliance” for sustainable development and a …

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5 Twitter Accounts to Follow & 5 Posts to Read Before #FFD3

July 10, 2015

By Ryan Erenhouse Next week kicks off the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, or #FFD3 as it’s succinctly tagged on social media. The discussions and working sessions in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia, will be devoted to determining financing for …

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Bundling Services for Greater Impact

March 5, 2015

Camilla Nestor, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions, Grameen Foundation At last year’s Mobile World Congress, “usability” and “user-centered design” were the big buzz words. Mobile operators, providers and others in the Mobile for Development sessions acknowledged the importance of investing …

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How Sustainable Investment Unlocks Lasting Progress on a Large Scale

October 8, 2015

Audrey Choi, CEO of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing, discusses the innovations in sustainability that are pointing the way to a new future for investment     Anyone who’s been inspired to ask “How can I make a difference?” in relation …

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How India’s Smart Cities Can Write a New Chapter in 21st-Century Development

August 14, 2015

Uniting technology and democratic governance can chart a course for a future of inclusive economic growth in India En route to his historic win in the 2014 elections, Narendra Modi put forth a vision for driving India’s long-term economic growth: …

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Economic Development and Productivity: The Crucial Linkage of Inclusive Growth

August 12, 2015

By Yuwa Hedrick-Wong It is commonly acknowledged that poor countries are poor because they suffer from generally low level of productivity. In poor countries individuals, businesses, and even entire industries are often stuck in low productivity activities. This is due …

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Why Gender Matters for Every Development Front

August 5, 2015

The impact of #BeingFemaleInNigeria points to discussions we should be having about gender and development globally On June 30, Florence Warmate nonchalantly sent a tweet that included the hashtag #BeingFemaleInNigeria. Little did she know she was to whip global social …

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Unlocking the Potential for Long-term Development Progress

July 22, 2015

Nonprofits looking to build capacities for innovative technical approaches to development face funding hurdles. Overcoming them requires more from the private sector than just funding. The promise of harnessing today’s innovation to chart a course for development to the year …

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Financing for Development: Enter the Private Sector

July 14, 2015

Why the discussions on financing development in 2015 are vastly different from those in 2000 As experts meet this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the third international conference on Financing for Development, the discussions have the potential to advance …

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