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Living through Crises: How the food, fuel and financial shocks affect the poor

What did the global food, fuel, and financial crises of 2008-11 mean to people living in the developing world? How did people cope with the crisis and how effective were they at averting major impacts?

 

On Wednesday, I spoke at the launch of a new book, Living Through Crises: How the Food, Fuel and Financial Shocks Affect the Poor, by Rasmus Heltberg, Naomi Hossain and Anna Reva. It’s a joint World Bank and IDS publication, also available for free online. I think it could prove quite influential. (source: http://www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/?p=9711)


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Latin America Sees Own Past in West’s Economic Crises

Latin America Sees Own Past in West’s Economic Crises | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

After years of hearing lectures on fiscal prudence from the West, many in Latin America are left with bewilderment, and even a little schadenfreude, at the West’s problems.

 

For many months now, Latin Americans have been monitoring the constant drumbeat of crises in developed countries with bewilderment, irony and, yes, even a bit of schadenfreude. To them, Europe and the United States are displaying problems once associated with their region, which, not long ago, was a perennial champion in financial crises and bailouts.


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Development That Works: OPIC Earns Money for the Treasury While Funding Development Throughout the World

Development That Works: OPIC Earns Money for the Treasury While Funding Development Throughout the World | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

The U.S. Government's development finance institution is the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. OPIC builds upon a known commodity -- our entrepreneurial spirit -- and puts it at the center of our outreach to the developing world.

 

OPIC is above-all an organization dedicated to free markets, and it has become one of America's most agile foreign policy instruments. It enhances U.S. foreign policy by bringing American for-profit investment into the riskiest regions and proving that for-profit American style development works.

 

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation provides loans, loan guarantees, political risk insurance and support for investment funds to Americans who invest in strife-ridden countries. OPIC helps extend the free market via a commercial enterprise, and they do it all while making money for the U.S. Taxpayer.

I am grateful to serve on the OPIC Board of Directors, and want to explain a few ways that OPIC works.....


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Why profit-led growth is a myth

Why profit-led growth is a myth | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

For at least two decades now, policymakers across the world have been preoccupied with appeasing large capital generally and financial markets in particular, in the belief that this is the main way to ensure faster rates of GDP growth and therefore job creation.

 

Now we know that such a strategy tends to be counterproductive, especially when it also involves fiscal austerity in the midst of a recession. But, in fact, this strategy did not really work even during the earlier boom, or at least not the way it was supposed to work.


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MBA graduates in demand from charities and NGOs

MBA graduates in demand from charities and NGOs | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

Graduates are highly sought-after as marketers, economists and planners in one, says Stephen Hoare

 

Recent MBA career changers include Jan Tomlinson, who joined the south London ex-offender enterprise charity Tomorrow's People as enterprise director in 2005 straight from Cass Business School, City University, London. "With charities paid by results, a successful social enterprise needs to be professionally run," he says.


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