dear professor kabeer thanks for wonderful summer school talk at unctad and soros young scholars
as an ma in stats i also dislike random paired testing, especially after an early visit to the poverty lab, what i value: applying effective microfranchise solutions eg aravind - business product development iteratives through concept development- why not serving people with life-saving locally replicable solutions but with goal of reinvesting positive cashflow in purpose not taking out profits
before hi-tech, the only person i have ever found to have integrated hundreds of microfranchises around poorest asian women is sir fazle abed- interestingly his work overlapped many times with south china villages from barefoot female medics on
i visited bangladesh 15 times to make transcripts of abed's 50 years of work, and because my father norman macrae was the economist's east-west end poverty sub-editor the japan embassy in dhaka also asked sir fazle to host round tables with about 40 like minded servant leaders
what do you think of fazle abed's work? and do you know that both he and soros want their legacy to be a coalition of colleges and researchers of community sustaining economics animated wherever possible by those whose lives were devalued by the colonial era
if you find sir faze's work congruent to your purpose i can intro you to the vice chancellor vincent chang of brac uni -whom sir fazle headhunted a few months before his parting
the next year is critical if all of lives matter, end virus , deep data tech are to return youth to being the sdg generation.. it would be great to understand who you see as linking in the most urgent system designs so far missing from most of the world
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i come from diaspora scot family both sides lived/work a lot in asia- my maternal grandad sir kenneth kemp dilaoged with gandhi in mumbai for 20 years before writing up the legalese of india's independence- i am very interested in what happens next in india- i do some research for consultants to tata company, i believe sam pitroda was on the right side with satellite telecoms, one of neighbors in md is amitav acharya; my father used to commute with lord stern - if you see him please say hi
Alibaba stopping Indian investments for six months - Reuters
Reuters sources say Alibaba (BABA +1.0%) is pausing plans to invest in Indian companies, partially due to rising political tensions.
Alibaba won't invest new funds or expand existing investments for at least six months.
But Alibaba reportedly doesn't plan to reduce its existing stakes or exit investments in the region.
Alibaba and financial arm Ant Group have invested $more than $2B in Indian companies in the past five years, including backing payments platform Paytm and e-grocer giant BigBasket.
In Ant Group's IPO filing, the firm said a change in India's foreign investment rules prompted a reevaluation of additional investments in food delivery company Zomato.
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