Good to see the wise fellows at EconLog and Vaccines for Development drawing inspiration from, well, me. Here's what worries all of us: that truly valuable medical advances, especially those with emergency uses, will not be appealing investments for private sector firms because they are afraid that governments will refuse to respect the patent (it looks like 'price gouging').
Alex Counts, founder and president of Grameen USA, Evelyn Stark, USAID Microenterprise Development advisor, and Sam Daley-Harris, director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign, where all recently on the excellent DC-based Kojo Nnamdi show. 50+ minutes of Q&A.
This Thursday at 12:30 the WB’s Africa Department will be hosting a discussion on ‘The Challenges of the Private Sector, Finance and Human Development in Africa.’ The main speaker will be Nkosana Moyo, managing partner of ACTIS, and the session will be chaired by Yaw Ansu, World Bank sector director for Human Development in Africa. For more information, or if you would like to attend, please contact Nana Konadu Afram-M’Bow, 202-473-3352.
Jeffrey Sachs on ‘Who beats corruption?’ Nothing terribly new, but nice and short. Some of you may enjoy.
The currents that will make the world a very different business environment in 2015 – according to Ian Davis, managing director of McKinsey & Co.: