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Adarsh Desai
July 2, 2015
Traditionally innovation and entrepreneurship are seen as drivers of jobs and competitiveness, however we think it can also be an important...
Dr. Parveez Ubed
June 25, 2015
There is a perfect start, there is a less than perfect start and there is an imperfect start. As a social entrepreneur, the thing I have learned...
Alexandra Endara
June 18, 2015
Earlier this year, the World Bank Group Leadership, Learning and Innovation vice presidency’s Development Marketplace program piloted its first...
Dr. Shelly Batra
May 29, 2015
In 2005, I took a strategic decision. Much as I loved surgery, I shifted my focus to Tuberculosis, (TB). While I faced criticism and jeers from...
Cristina Navarrete Moreno
March 19, 2015
Fostering partnerships, relationships and collaboration is crucial to “opening the door” to scaling innovative solutions from social...
Dr. Parveez Ubed
February 19, 2015
I graduated from the Government Medical College in Guwahati (Assam) in the summer of 2007 as an ophthalmologist. I was confident that I would...
Alexandra Endara
February 5, 2015
Once a week, Don Francisco, a coffee grower in rural Bolivia, travels by foot for 50kms to the closest town, so that he can use the only computer...
Rania Salah Seddik
November 3, 2014
My father was a pharmacist in Giza, Egypt, with a number of pharmacies dotted throughout the city.
Blythe Nicole Kladney
October 17, 2014
Afsar Ali and the five members of his family live in a cramped two bedroom apartment in Patna, the largest city in India’s poorest region of...