Could THIS be the solution to global poverty?

By Mal Warwick Recently an organization named FXB published a full-page ad in The New York Times under the headline “We know how to end global poverty.” The piece reported that “the journal Science just published a study proving what works …

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Fighting poverty with empathy

In a world of six thousand languages, many of whose speakers claim unique ethnicity, barriers to understanding loom large across linguistic, ethnic, religious, class, and caste divisions. With humanity pigeon-holed into so many distinct groupings, how can anyone hope to …

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Should only the World Bank worry about poverty?

By Paul Polak and Mal Warwick Since the publication of The Business Solution to Poverty, some readers have objected that the job of addressing poverty should be left to the World Bank, United Nations, national governments, overseas development agencies, NGOs, …

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Lifting themselves out of poverty

Paul Polak and Mal Warwick’s award-winning book, The Business Solution to Poverty, highlights 20 “takeaways” that encapsulate much of the book’s essence. Today we feature the fifth of those takeaways. Future posts will include others.  Poor people have to invest their own …

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Design for the world’s poor

BY MAL WARWICK As I pointed out in last week’s post, the urgent needs of some 2.7 billion people now living on $2 a day or less present enormous business opportunities—together, I believe, the signature investment opportunity of the 21st century. …

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Achieving scale in economic development

Paul Polak and Mal Warwick’s award-winning book, The Business Solution to Poverty, highlights 20 “takeaways” that encapsulate much of the book’s essence. Today we feature the fourth of those takeaways. Future posts will include others.  Although a handful of development initiatives have …

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The business case for ending poverty

By Mal Warwick You may feel, as I do, that poverty is humankind’s greatest shame. But there are numerous practical considerations, too: the horrendous waste of human talent; the prospect that the end of wide-scale poverty might lower the level …

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