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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to Be an International Dealmaker: Market nudges are building global vaccine markets

By Angela Rastegar Campbell and Ya’ir Aizenman

Vaccines are effective and relatively inexpensive health interventions but, for a variety of reasons, many potential vaccines are never developed, distributed or tailored to work effectively in the Global South. Recent risk reduction measures, however, show promise toward reducing vaccine prices and increasing access while engaging manufacturers and stimulating innovation in the market.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Failure to Launch: Why mobile money hasn't taken off in Nigeria - and how the sector can turn things around

By Mike McCaffrey and Annabel Lee

In contrast to other African countries, Nigeria's digital finance sector has yet to take off, with one survey finding that just 0.01 percent of Nigerians have a mobile money account. Critics suggest the lack of progress is due to banks rather than telecoms leading the charge. But research from the Helix Institute of Digital Finance suggests that other factors may be responsible - and points toward some solutions.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

5 Success Factors for Technology Distribution and Adoption in the Last Mile

By Tomohiro Hamakawa

How can innovative technologies be distributed and adopted at scale in the last mile? This is a key question driving social enterprises and nonprofits aiming to leverage the power of innovative products designed for the poor. Kopernik, a nonprofit headquartered in Indonesia, has consolidated its observations into five key factors – factors that Project Manager Tomohiro Hamakwa hopes will be useful for other enterprises hoping to make market inroads.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In Coffee, Avoiding ‘Great’ Being the Enemy of ‘Good’: The fair-trade model isn’t perfect, but it provides an essential foundation for improving livelihoods

By Jorge Cuevas

The Fair Trade, Employment, and Poverty Reduction project recently released a widely discussed study that asserts fair-trade practices do not help the poorest agricultural workers. While enthused to see new research into the effectiveness of the fair-trade system, Sustainable Harvest's Jorge Cuevas takes issue with its conclusions, particularly when it comes to coffee.

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