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Polak's pumps help farmers out of poverty
By David Scott
Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Mwanza family, IDE customers in
Zambia, whose crops have imporved.

Paul Polak's development company receives grant from Gates Foundation


By Krystyna Slivinski, BA'89
Africa  Gates_Foundation  farming  water  irrigation  filters  filtration  UWO  alumni  LDCs 
november 2012 by jerryking
More Wealthy Investors Investing Abroad - NYTimes.com
November 19, 2010 | New York Times| By PAUL SULLIVAN.
Well-heeled American investors have been doing something lately that
they resisted for decades — becoming more like their European, Asian and
Latin American counterparts and substantially diversifying their
portfolios outside their home country. DOWNSIDE The biggest risk is
uncertainty, followed by a lack of knowledge. No one knows exactly what
is going to happen, and there are always investors who rush in too
quickly without fully understanding the risks. Those risks run the gamut
from income inequality that could create unrest, to legal systems that
have not been tested by foreign investors, to managers abroad without
established track records. There is also the unforeseen. “I witnessed
firsthand the collapse of the Soviet Union,” said Mr. Lucken, a former
foreign service officer. “That speaks to the unique political risks in
smaller developing countries.”
high_net_worth  investing  investments  investors  uncertainty  diversification  emerging_markets  wealth_management  risks  LDCs  political_risk  developing_countries 
november 2010 by jerryking
Corruption You Can Count On --- Crooked governments don't inevitably kill an economy; Trouble emerges when the rules of the game are unpredictable
3 April 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By Raymond Fisman.
Raymond Fisman is professor of economics and director of the Social
Enterprise Program at the Columbia Business School. He is author, with
Edward Miguel, of "Economic Gangsters."
corruption  economic_development  LDCs  Zimbabwe  China  Suharto  Indonesia  developing_countries  rules_of_the_game  unpredictability 
april 2010 by jerryking
Smaller, Smarter - WSJ.com
Feb. 11, 2008 WSJ article by Guy Chazan on product ideas that
supply light and power to remote areas of less developed countries
(LDCs). Some of the power-generation approaches are "off-grid".
off-grid  LDCs  energy  policy  UNDP  alternative_energy  3rdWorld  ideas  power_generation  size  developing_countries 
february 2009 by jerryking

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