Wharton hopes to solve thorny development problems by recasting them as business opportunities. Ian MacMillan’s paper “Societal Wealth Creation via Experimental Entrepreneurship” reports on four pilot projects that have received seed funding. As [email protected] puts it:
Today starts the IFC’s three-day International Investment Forum for Private Higher Education. The keynote speaker will be Sir John Daniel (who I bet you didn't know was the first person person to preach in Westminster Abbey from a laptop computer).
Acumen Fund is launching a Fellows Program to provide ten extraordinary young professionals with a unique opportunity to use their skills to effect real social change... Fellows will spend one year working with our team and with local entrepreneurs, gaining intensive experience in price performance, logistics, distribution systems, scaling and innovative technology.
Many public policies move in and out of fashion, but few have shifted in pendulum-like manner to the extent of privatization.
For more, see John Nellis’ new paper on ‘Privatization in Developing Countries: A Summary Assessment’:
The 2006 Human Rights Watch World Report is out, with podcasts. This year’s edition has a special section on why corporations should welcome global human rights rules.
The 3rd annual NYU Stern Conference of Social Entrepreneurs: Where Practice and Research Align will be held April 6-8 in New York.