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The Resource The business of changing the world : how billionaires, tech disruptors, and social entrepreneurs are transforming the global aid industry, Raj Kumar, Cofounder of devex

The business of changing the world : how billionaires, tech disruptors, and social entrepreneurs are transforming the global aid industry, Raj Kumar, Cofounder of devex

Label
The business of changing the world : how billionaires, tech disruptors, and social entrepreneurs are transforming the global aid industry
Title
The business of changing the world
Title remainder
how billionaires, tech disruptors, and social entrepreneurs are transforming the global aid industry
Statement of responsibility
Raj Kumar, Cofounder of devex
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on 2 decades covering global development as editor in chief of Devex, Raj Kumar explores how nontraditional models of philanthropy and aid are empowering the world's poorest people to make progress. Old aid was driven by good intentions and relied on big-budget projects from a few government aid agencies, like the World Bank and USAID. Today, corporations, Silicon Valley start-ups, and billionaire philanthropists are a disrupting force pushing global aid to be data driven and results oriented. This $200 billion industry includes emerging and established foundations like the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Entrepreneurial startups like Hello Tractor, which offers an Uber-like app for farmers in Nigeria, and Give Directly, whose app allows individuals to send money straight to the phone of someone in need, are also giving rise to this new culture of charity. The result is a more sustainable philosophy of aid that elevates the voices of the world's poor as neighbors, partners, and customers."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kumar, Raj
Dewey number
361.7/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HV25
LC item number
.K86 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philanthropists
  • Humanitarianism
  • Economic assistance
  • International relief
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • Economic assistance
  • Humanitarianism
  • International relief
  • Philanthropists
  • Social entrepreneurship
Label
The business of changing the world : how billionaires, tech disruptors, and social entrepreneurs are transforming the global aid industry, Raj Kumar, Cofounder of devex
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-229) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the end of charity -- The billionaire effect: disruptors with deep pockets -- The demand for results: good evidence is hard to find -- People, not widgets: what do people really need? -- The "pure" social enterprise: products with purpose -- Big business for good: corporates becoming social enterprises -- Aid goes retail: crowdfunding & direct aid -- Open source aid: the case for openness -- Systems thinking: embracing complexity -- Ending extreme poverty: getting to absolute zero by 2030 -- Ushering in a new era: what we can do
Control code
1060178397
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780807059579
Lccn
2018045841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029110232
System control number
(OCoLC)1060178397
Label
The business of changing the world : how billionaires, tech disruptors, and social entrepreneurs are transforming the global aid industry, Raj Kumar, Cofounder of devex
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the end of charity -- The billionaire effect: disruptors with deep pockets -- The demand for results: good evidence is hard to find -- People, not widgets: what do people really need? -- The "pure" social enterprise: products with purpose -- Big business for good: corporates becoming social enterprises -- Aid goes retail: crowdfunding & direct aid -- Open source aid: the case for openness -- Systems thinking: embracing complexity -- Ending extreme poverty: getting to absolute zero by 2030 -- Ushering in a new era: what we can do
Control code
1060178397
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780807059579
Lccn
2018045841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029110232
System control number
(OCoLC)1060178397

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