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Apr 26, 2011

Two New Books on Small Ways to Help the Poor: More Than Good Intentions and Poor Economics

Two new books from the world of development economics offer solid arguments for why all of us should care more about the small things than the big things: More Than Good Intentions, by Yale economist Dean Karlan and his co-writer Jacob Appel, and Poor Economics by MIT economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

Apr 25, 2011

Thinking Small

The next time you’re urged to “think big,” give thinking small a try. The world will be better for it.

Apr 15, 2011

Time for Microfinance to Reflect, But Not Too Much

Apr 14, 2011

Thoughts from Day One of Global Philanthropy Forum 2011

Apr 12, 2011

Experts Disagree on Foundation’s Role in International Development

A session on philanthropy’s role in global development asked some hard questions about what value foundations bring in a world where the majority of the world’s poor live in middle income countries with significant financial resources.

Apr 12, 2011

Musings on Social Media, Technology and Foundations

Apr 11, 2011

Thoughts on the State of Strategy in Foundations

Apr 11, 2011

Some Cautionary Thoughts on Egypt

Apr 11, 2011

Spring Conference Week