Archive for Building Markets, December, 2011

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The Peacebuilding Evaluation Paradox

In a field that specializes in dialogue, consensus-building and finding solutions to complex challenges, surprisingly absent is a balanced exchange on a fundamental piece of o... More
"Paging Mrs. Landingham."

Mrs. Landingham where are you?

I am looking for an Executive Assistant.... More
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It’s Exam Time. Ditch Your Exam.

Some 21 years ago I was in Montreal studying History. One December morning I woke up at 7am and decided to ditch my exam. Why? Not that admirable a reason actually. I had n... More
Source: Tuft's Killing Cash Conference

Why We Shouldn’t Put Mobile Money On A Pedestal…Yet.

Laura Fedoryk takes a skeptics approach towards the adoption of mobile money as a development tool. ... More
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Happy Ho-Laur-iday

It's time to say goodbye to our stellar intern Laura Fedoryk. She'll be missed.... More
It's a tough decision.

It’s the Thought That Counts, Right?

As the holidays approach, our economist Lucy Heady wonders whether good intentions are sometimes enough.... More

Enabling Entrepreneurs Through Crowdfunding: Kiva’s Matt Flannery Talks Microloans

CEO of Kiva, Matt Flannery, talks about the exciting new initiatives taking place at Kiva and why the possibilities of lending through digital platforms are both inspiring and... More
Kim Jong-Il in happier days.

Buy Local. Build North Korea.

Captain Kirk once said "Space, the final frontier". I disagree. Its actually right here, on Earth. Its all about those marketplaces which are found beyond the frontier.... More

A News Service for Aid Workers: Mark Goldberg, Tom Murphy & the DAWNS Digest

Limited bandwidth, fees per mega-bite and a fire-hose of information. It's difficult for aid workers to access humanitarian news all in one place. That's where Mark Goldberg, ... More
More White Bull and Less Black Gold?

In beer there is freedom.

Apparently, Benjamin Franklin once said, " there is freedom..." On a recent trip to South Sudan I was reading an article in a local newspaper and it made me think of B... More

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