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The Last 500 Feet

[Editor’s Note: Paul Polak, social entrepreneur and author of Out of Poverty, wrote this highly informative narrative of the problems (and some proposed solutions) in the rural transportation area (what he terms as the ‘last 500 feet’) with stories from Orissa to Uganda to Bangladesh to Nepal to Somalia to Zambia and back to (Eastern) […]

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Global Journal’s Top 100 Best NGOs – an India Commentary

The Global Journal released its inaugural Top 100 Best NGOs list. I read about it in this DNA article¬†which focused more on the fact that (gasp!) Bangladesh had beaten India in the NGO sector and thus,¬†put a question mark over the hype surrounding the role played by the sector in the country. Bangladesh’s BRAC, which […]

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Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Institute to Alleviate Poverty

The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) has established the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SIIDE) with a $150 million gift from Dorothy and Robert King, Stanford MBA Alumni ’60. The Kings made a $100 million gift to fund the Institute and have committed an additional $50 million in matching funds to inspire […]

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