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BJ Pittman
Managing Partner | Senior Advisor | Board | Non-Profit Board
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Tomiwa Aladekomo 13h
"Everything is hard...so might as well do some impossible things." Quote by
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W. Gyude Moore 11h
through presents a comprehensive list of cancellation of Chinese debt since 2000. As notes - if lending is a political tool, then forgiving debt is also a political tool
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DevReimagined 12h
: has just had some of its debt cancelled by . Is this normal? Are these kinds of cancellations becoming a new norm? Check out our new series, showing how much, where and when cancelled debt since 2000.
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Fraym Mar 13
Director of the Africa Program and senior Fraym advisor, wrote our latest blog, How Fraym Explains Extremist Violence in Burkina Faso, 🇧🇫
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BJ Pittman 13h
When you use financing (loans) as a tool of foriegn policy, the cancellation becomes another tool. This point is certainly lost in the newest Africa debt discussions. I expect there will be more write-offs...
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Amanda Glassman Apr 24
It's official: has launched Debates in Development – a new online discussion forum where leading experts weigh in on the big ❓'s in . Check it out + join the conversation on Twitter using !
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Rodney D. Foxworth Apr 23
Unprofitable, VC-backed companies can IPO at billion dollar valuations, but many funders expect nonprofits to become "sustainable." Some of those funders might even invest in said companies. cc:
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Fraym Apr 22
To celebrate we partnered with to better understand chimpanzee habitat in southeast Senegal, view the research in our latest blog
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BJ Pittman Apr 20
“Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” - William Faulkner
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African Development Bank Group Apr 17
Women reinvest 90% of their income in the , and of their families and communities. We believe that are powerful agents of change for ’s transformation. RT if you agree and follow to learn more 👉🏿
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Akinyi Apr 16
Are you between 18 - 30 years old and passionate about Africa's development? Apply for the 's 2019 Internship Program. Closing date May 14 2019.
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Amaka Anku Apr 16
Why I say has a revenue crisis:
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Fraym Apr 15
Recent developments in banking, such as mobile money offer a path toward greater inclusion. The question is, how do financial services companies strategically expand to rural communities? See how we 'Create Consumer Profiles for Rural Africa', 💳📱💰
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Arlan 👊🏾 Apr 11
Forgot I tweeted this June 2018: “They’ll call you “crazy” until they call you a “genius”. And so all any of us who are building something bigger than ourselves can really do is have vision, fortified with conviction, and then execute their hearts out to their highest quality.”
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David Evans Apr 11
"Electrification enhances all measures of women’s empowerment... Employment and education are identified as the two most important causal channels."
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Jonathan Said Apr 10
: “No DFI is ready to partner with players like us from the onset to develop projects that can become bankable in 2-3 years. They come to us too late once they've structured something that doesn’t work for us.”
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Amanda Glassman Apr 10
. from - exist to work on riskier deals but there is amazing resistance; biggest issues for me are exchange rates, K controls and market size/need to reduce market frictions
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BJ Pittman Apr 10
Some people talk about doing big things...while others just do it! Happy birthday to ...one of the people making great change happen!
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Judd Devermont Apr 9
Is the U.S.-China trade war hurting Africa? The short answer is yes. Our new report is out.
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BJ Pittman Apr 8
By looking for only one type of growth model, we are missing the multifaceted models that are defining the future for Africa. (Here is a great analysis of one of those models). Kudos to !
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