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The Art of Social Entrepreneurship

By Michael Gordon on December 26, 2011 6:38 PM I just closed the book on fall  semester.  For the past few weeks, I’ve been plowing through an eight-inch stack of papers my students wrote on topics related to microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and the base of the pyramid.   I’d be lying if I said I […] Read More

Juhudi Kilimo

By Michael Gordon on December 5, 2011 10:05 AM Two key questions about microfinane and then an amazing model for extending credit to poor, rural African farmers:   1. Does microfinance reduce poverty? A recent study reviewed the evidence from field experiments.  Recently published randomized control studies of microcredit variously found:  business creation as well […] Read More