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Otaviano Canuto
June 10, 2014
Otaviano Canuto and Philip Schellekens*
Dr. Shelly Batra
May 28, 2014
Back in the 1970s, I was a medical student ready to take on the world. We had a student exchange program, where students from across the world...
Cristina Navarrete Moreno
May 13, 2014
One year ago, Kumar began renting out 40 Selco solar-powered batteries to the people living in his slum community in the heart of Bangalore.
Carolyn Marie Florey
May 10, 2014
Meeting Sister Rosie, I quickly realized she is a force. Her infectious smile, empathetic eyes, and fierce determination makes her presence known...
Blythe Nicole Kladney
May 7, 2014
In the early 2000’s Frank Daller and Brian Harrington were a world away from each other. Despite this, they had seemingly simultaneous...
Carolyn Marie Florey
April 28, 2014
We traveled down a bumpy, dirt road in the rural areas of West Bengal towards a village called Bolpur. Three hours after leaving Kolkata, the car...
Aleem Walji
April 22, 2014
During the last three years, the Development Marketplace program (call it DM 2.0) has been testing a new approach in nine of India’s low income...
Drew von Glahn
April 2, 2014
On a warm Friday afternoon in the slums of Madhukam, in the heart of Ranchi, India, a middle-aged man arrived at a public water station with two...
Blythe Nicole Kladney
March 25, 2014
For 15 years the World Bank Group’s Development Marketplace (DM) has identified innovative social entrepreneurs who tackle service delivery...
Ranya Abdel Baki
March 20, 2014
In Egypt, the social enterprise movement has gained momentum in the years since the January 25, 2011 revolution.