International Development

Donors and social entrepreneurs: An evolving partnership

The options of where to turn are only increasing as types of innovative finance from crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and venture capital, to angel investors and foundation funding continue to grow. Development donors, too, are increasingly exploring how to put their money to work in supporting entrepreneurs — sometimes that offers a great opportunity to test […]

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Dell Pushes UN To Adopt Entrepreneurship In Its New Global Development Agenda

If Dell CEO Michael Dell has his way, the next Mark Zuckerberg will not be born in the world technology capitol of Silicon Valley – rather, he might emerge from a developing economy beyond American borders, where an entrepreneurship ecosystem is still in its infancy. On June 26, his company kicked off an “#entrepreneursUNite” campaign to promote entrepreneurship worldwide by adopting a provision, […]

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Business Sees International Development As Both Duty And Opportunity

Many who work in the field of international development think of governments and large multilateral development institutions like the IMF and World Bank along with other large NGOs as the real players in that space. Increasingly, however, business is playing a role as more people in the commercial world recognize both the responsibility and the opportunities […]

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DfID to pump £735m into investment arm for private sector projects

The UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) is to invest an extra £735m over the next three years into the CDC Group, the British development finance institution that specialises in private sector funding. DfID is increasingly targeting private sector investment, which the international development secretary Justine Greening has said will help to end aid dependency […]

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