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Prioritizing Business in Development

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If global development experts cannot agree on the value and direction of current or future development goals, what can the U.S. do? It can start by empowering its own businesses to see African businesses as competitors and collaborators, and Africans as value-laden employees and employers.

Why Obstacles Matter

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On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, I accompanied a group of donors to visit a few of the entrepreneurs served by HOPE International’s wonderful partner, Esperanza. One of the women we met wasn’t a typical success story.

December: The Foreclosure Season

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The key to impactful microfinance isn’t small loans to poor people. Even the moneylenders and Scrooges of the world do that. It’s how microfinance is done that makes all the difference.