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Panel Discussion: South-South Collaboration in Impact Investing: Relevance of India’s Experience

Sankalp Forum, 16-18 April 2013. Mumbai. India When we talk about impact investing, our focus invariably turns to “investing” and in particular to investments which involve capital flows in form of loans, equities, grants or other financing options. We end … Continue reading

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How Relevant Is the Development UN?

Stephen Browne and Thomas G. Weiss (with Vikas Nath) Extracts from the 2012 Global Perceptions Survey: The survey underlines two challenges currently facing the UN’s development activities: the lack of system-wide coherence; and the possible increasing irrelevance for contemporary development … Continue reading

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I – Power: Using Crowd Support, Not Bribes, to Redress Public Grievances

Most people in developing countries are hesitant to engage with governments and avoid getting entangled in government affairs. They do not trust the public servants to act honestly and resolve their public grievances quickly. Many end up paying bribes, using … Continue reading

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Can ICT address water supply problems towards 2020?

22nd IFIP World Computer Congress, 24-26 September 2012. Amsterdam. The Netherlands As developing countries industrialise and incomes rise, the pressure on fresh water resources will increase further. Inevitably, as demand is increasing, tensions are manifesting at the national and international … Continue reading

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ICTs, Farmers and Governance, WITFOR 2012, India

World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR), 16 – 18 April. Delhi. India Watch the panel discussion on Doordarshan.

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