Archive for Building Markets, November, 2010

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In Defense of Secrecy

The third most popular topic in the Wikileaks Cablegate database? Human Rights. Cables from American diplomats doing the same thing I was trying to do in Indonesia; American d... More

Walking on Sunshine

This is an odd blog posting. We often get knocked back by dinosaur donors, our own lack of capacity, and the fact that we lean forward hard. However, its all great fun. Thi... More
Speechless, frankly

Big Day in Seoul (we won)

PDT was named a People’s Choice winner in the G20 SME Finance Challenge. Our winning idea? Factor Finance for Procurement, which will provide line of credits using soverei... More

Building Stuff in Afghanistan: the view from the ivory tower

Why does development theory matter? What can it tell us about building stuff in Afghanistan? Find out inside! ... More

Seoul Cabbies and G20 Rumors

I'm in Seoul, at the G20, soaking up the diplomatic ambiance and listening to rumors of an impending announcement by President Obama on SME Finance.... More
Ralph Nader - unreasonable man.

On being unreasonable: it gets you to the G20.

Being unreasonable has gotten Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) invited to attend the Group of 20 (G20) Summit in South Korea this month. Try that on for size. There have been many ... More

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