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Financing Cataract Solutions for the Developing World: Introducing the World’s First Development Impact Bond in the Eye Health Sector

By Olivia Iloetonma and Barbara Kong Winesi March has never seen his 18-month old grandson – he has only ever heard him cry. Prior to going blind from cataracts, Winesi was the breadwinner: his maize farm fed his family and … Continue reading

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Featuring HUGinsure: The World’s First Social Impact Insurance Firm

Oxford Said Business School’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship recently featured HUGinsure as one of Africa’s new innovative finance vehicles pushing the boundaries of traditional finance for greater development impact. HUGinsure, a joint venture between D. Capital Partners and Hollard … Continue reading

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A Crystal Ball for Global Development: What Will Happen in 2016?

This article was originally published on Huffington Post Impact. By Yana Watson Kakar, Madji Sock, and Shyam Sundaram True to hopes, 2015 was a landmark year for global development. Two decades of talks yielded an ambitious, universal agreement to fight climate … Continue reading

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Mobilizing Banking for Indonesia’s Poor

By Michael Mori and Trevor Zimmer Indonesia is the largest consumer market in Southeast Asia and a member of the G20, yet it has one of the biggest underbanked populations in the world. As of 2014, only 36 percent of … Continue reading

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Do you have what it takes to be a climate negotiator? Take this quiz and find out

World leaders descended on Paris earlier this week to negotiate a climate change agreement. This is a seminal moment for our planet and stakes couldn’t be higher — this is about keeping earth habitable for all. So, what if you could attend the … Continue reading

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Q&A With Agora: Maximizing the Value of Charitable Giving

By Amanda Dawes Ibanez Each year, individuals in the US donate more than 300 billion dollars. Agora aims to maximize the impact of these funds. It was created to bring the transparency, rigor, and ease of for-profit investment platforms to … Continue reading

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Gaurav Gupta at TEDx Masala: What If We Lived Off the Grid?

For over a quarter of the world’s population, electricity at home is a distant reality – they are fundamentally off-grid. Across the bottom of the pyramid, tens of billions of dollars are still spent each year on candles, biofuels, and … Continue reading

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Curbing Transfer Mispricing: A Regional Approach

By Modou Fall Every year, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) loses billions of US dollars because some subsidiaries of multinational corporations based in the region pay less tax than they should. This lost tax revenue from Nigeria’s … Continue reading

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Lutte contre la manipulation des prix de transfert : une approche régionale

Par Modou Fall Chaque année, la Communauté économique des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) perd des milliards de dollars du fait que des filiales certaines sociétés multinationales implantées dans la région paient moins que leur juste part d’impôts. Cette … Continue reading

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Can Technology Push Microinsurance Further? 4 Reasons to Say Yes

By Rasesh Mohan and Wameek Noor Those who most need insurance, and the stability that it provides, are often the least likely to have it. In developing countries, insurance coverage is exceedingly low – often below 5%of the country’s population. Few … Continue reading

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