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Social Enterprise: The Unfulfilled Promise 

Social enterprise or market-based solutions—businesses that engage the poor either as customers or suppliers—have been among the most exciting trends in the development space. Yet, a recent study of 439 market-based solutions in Africa found that a mere 13% of them had achieved significant scale... Read more

USAID and INGOs – Traveling a New Path Together

The landscape of international development, and the architecture of aid that has traditionally underpinned it, have shifted significantly over the last decade. In 2012, official development assistance (ODA) from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the... Read more

Our Latest Research: Ahead of the Curve

Over the last 70 years, International NGOs have become key development actors in global relief and development. The question for the next 20 years is whether these organizations will continue to evolve and realize their full potential or risk becoming outdated, failing the people and partners... Read more

Coalition Fatigue and Collective Impact

Bangladesh’s garment industry has been in the news – and the hot seat – lately in light of the Rana Plaza tragedy. Over 1000 lives were lost in the worst industrial disaster since 1984. There are calls for major change in the garment industry, particularly for the multinational companies who... Read more

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