Financial Inclusion, Innovation, and Investments: Biotechnology and Capital Markets Working for the Poor

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World Scientific, 2011 - Capital market - 271 pages
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This book is a state-of-the-art discussion of what has succeeded (and failed) in the design and implementation of projects and institutions to assist the poor in developing country economies. In Africa especially, far too many people are still living under conditions of extreme poverty. The goal of the book is twofold: (1) to identify and assess the key processes through which markets affect the livelihoods of the rural poor; and (2) to propose micro- and macro-level policies and innovations to address the problems of inclusion that arise. Featuring contributions from leading scholars and professionals in the field, this volume is timely to all those involved in designing innovative institutions that transfer capital and technologies to low-income countries facing the challenges of poverty alleviation and economic development.
 

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1 How Can Financial Markets and Biotechnology Help the Rural Poor? Ralph D Christy Mark Wenner Emelly Mutambatsere and Willene Johnson
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Financial Markets and the Poor
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Biotechnology and the Poor
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Foreign Direct Investment
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Ralph D. Christy is J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship & Personal Enterprise at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. His work has appeared in the Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and Journal of Applied and Agricultural Economics.

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