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Remarkable People

By Acumen on February 24, 2006

Our friend Roshaneh Zafar, who runs the microfinance organization Kashf in Pakistan (one of Acumen Fund's investees), was a participant in the recent World Economic Forum at Davos. She attempted to raise issues of gender inequity in the Muslim world at that event, and she...
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On The Ground

First impressions of Africa

By Acumen on February 21, 2006

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On The Ground

The continuing political challenge of tsunami recovery

By Jacqueline Novogratz on February 17, 2006

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On The Ground

By Acumen on February 14, 2006

This past week I was in Lahore, Pakistan visiting LUMS, the country's leading graduate business school. I had meetings with the superintendent and several professors before making a presentation to students on Acumen Fund's work. Approximately 50 filled the auditorium, and no one left before...
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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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Our World

Economic lives of the poor

By Acumen on February 07, 2006

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Our World

Essay competition on business and development

By Jacqueline Novogratz on February 06, 2006

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Our World

Making Africa less marginal

By Jacqueline Novogratz on February 01, 2006

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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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Our World

By Jacqueline Novogratz on January 30, 2006

Perceptive reality was a theme that appeared over and over at the WEF meeting. People make decisions in their lives based on their own world view as well as their own sense of fairness. Whether economic disparity is truly increasing or decreasing is much less...
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