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Making Microfinance More Effective

Harvard Business Review

A major challenge for international development efforts is determining which financial tools provide durable buffers against such setbacks. The Grameen model of microfinance gained a great deal of attention in the international development field after early data showed that it was associated with high repayment and low default.

Innovating The Brick-and-Mortar Injustice Infrastructure

Mills Scofield

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Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

These disciplines provide me with a tool kit to navigate any situation I am presented, and in my opinion, make me a better employee.

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What Makes Social Entrepreneurs Different

Harvard Business Review

When social entrepreneurs say that they want to "work themselves out of a job" they are not making a glib statement to sound cool.

Entrepreneurship Needs to Be a Bigger Part of U.S. Foreign Aid

Harvard Business Review

Here are two surprising facts. First, the average American estimates that over 25% of the U.S. federal budget goes to foreign aid. That is wildly off.

Servant Leadership Observer ? November 2010

Modern Servant Leader

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Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

These disciplines provide me with a tool kit to navigate any situation I am presented, and in my opinion, make me a better employee.

Global Entrepreneurs Need New Funding Models

Harvard Business Review

And at Harvard, the Kennedy School of Government's Entrepreneurial Finance Lab is examining whether psychometric screening tools that judge for "entrepreneurial ability" and "honesty" could, when paired with sales contracts, convince more banks to lend to entrepreneurs. Johnson Foundation contributing $3 million to the facility.

How to Create Youth Jobs After Conflicts

Harvard Business Review

Upon graduation, the governments, nonprofits, or (more recently) microfinance companies give them loans to buy tools and opens shops. On December 2-3, the United Nations will host a seminar in Sierra Leone on "Strategies and Lessons Learned on Sustainable Reintegration and Job Creation: What Works in West Africa?"

Using Games to Get a Handle on Bank Risk

Harvard Business Review

The success of platforms like Mint.com suggests that there are large numbers of consumers who would like to have better control and tracking of their finances, but are waiting for simple and practical tools to do so. Bank marketing materials focus on the dreams, anxieties and goals of consumers. Data suggests that these are not sufficient.