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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

The challenge of housing for the BOP

By Acumen on February 09, 2006

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Our World

Economic lives of the poor

By Acumen on February 07, 2006

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Our World

By Jacqueline Novogratz on February 06, 2006

The world needs good, crisp writing on delivering goods and services to people making less than four dollars a day. Especially interesting are the business models that may work in terms of delivering critical goods and services like clean water, healthcare and housing to the...
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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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Learning from designers

By Jacqueline Novogratz on January 31, 2006

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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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Our World

By Jacqueline Novogratz on January 28, 2006

For a first-timer, the World Economic Forum meeting at Davos can be completely overwhelming. There were nearly 2,400 delegates - not to mention 2,400 WEF staffers and 9,000 police officers. After five days of meeting hundreds of people, I came away exhausted but with a...
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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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