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On The Ground

By Acumen on February 09, 2006

The challenge of structuring appropriate Acumen Fund housing investments is that they do not - cannot - look like traditional real estate development projects. The population we target does not have the disposable income needed for 15-20% equity down payments, and often the full family's...
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Economic lives of the poor

By Acumen on February 07, 2006

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Essay competition on business and development

By Jacqueline Novogratz on February 06, 2006

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Our World

By Jacqueline Novogratz on February 01, 2006

Excitement around China and India were major themes of Davos. Who will be more successful most quickly? What will it mean for the US? For Europe? Does foreign investment have a direct correlation with economic success? These questions were raised in many sessions. It is...
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Our World

By Jacqueline Novogratz on January 31, 2006

Maybe because I was grouped with the "design" participants, another key learning from Davos was this: Innovate, design, and problem-solve based on the voices and concerns of the people you want to reach and serve. Boundaries are blurring, the divides are increasing (based on perception...
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Reality and perception at Davos

By Jacqueline Novogratz on January 30, 2006

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One World at the World Economic Forum

By Jacqueline Novogratz on January 29, 2006

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Impressions from a Davos rookie

By Jacqueline Novogratz on January 28, 2006

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Press Release

By Jacqueline Novogratz on January 24, 2006

I am excited to announce that we are launching an Acumen Fund Fellows Program. For committed young people, the Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for experience-based training, first building business skills in New York, then putting those skills to work on the ground with...
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Our World

By Jacqueline Novogratz on January 22, 2006

A good column by Hernando de Soto on the importance of title and housing appeared in yesterday's International Herald Tribune. The lack of title and legal ownership prevents people from moving from an income-based cycle, which too easily keeps people forever in poverty, to an...
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