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Great review of Dambisa Moyo’s book, Dead Aid

If you haven’t noticed ;-), there is a very healthy debate going on about whether our current approaches to international aid (and in particular, rich country government to poor country government block grants) is working or not to help these poorer countries grow their become less poor. This is actually a very timely topic. Why?… Continue reading Great review of Dambisa Moyo’s book, Dead Aid

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Book Review: Poor Economics – Part II

Poor Economics: A radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty By: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo This is a continuation of my book review. See Part I of book review > Here are a few highlights I took away for the book: Most poor aren’t hungry. Despite what the experts say. Generally, the… Continue reading Book Review: Poor Economics – Part II

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Book Review: Poor Economics

Poor Economics: A radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty By: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo This is one of the best books I’ve read on addressing global poverty. And I’ve read a LOT of books on this topic. It summarizes a massive amount of primary in-the-field research and has lots of interesting… Continue reading Book Review: Poor Economics

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Portfolios of the Poor book review

Recommended Reading Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day by Collins, Morduch, Rutherford & Ruthven This recently published book has got a lot of buzz amongst the microfinance industry as providing new insights into the actual financial activities of < $2/day (key UN definition of very poor) families.  The… Continue reading Portfolios of the Poor book review

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Out of Poverty book review

RECOMMENDED READING Out of Poverty: What works when traditional approaches fail by Paul Polak Polak, a psychiatrist by training, shifted his full-time efforts to working on poverty over 25 years ago.  He founded International Development Enterprise to focus on helping small, developing country farmers earn more income.  IDE has already helped millions of very small… Continue reading Out of Poverty book review