By 2050, 1 in 4 people will be African. Over the last 20 years, Africa has grown at a rate of 4% and boasts half the world’s fastest growing GDP countries. Despite a contraction due to the pandemic, optimism remains high and Africa continues to present a huge opportunity for business and investment.
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The use of digital technologies has substantially increased with the pandemic, serving as a lifeline for education, health, livelihood and so much more. Virtual learning has become a reality: one that extends to women in rural India. Join us as we bring together female entrepreneurs from rural India with technologists from Accenture and Amazon to […]
Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School (LBS), with his colleagues, Stellos Michalopoulous, Associate Professor of Economics at Brown University and Tosrten Figueiredo Walter, Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi is examining the success of school expenditure in terms of economic payoff in post-independence Africa. In a conversation with LBS Africa Club President, Themba Muchaneta, Professor Papaioannou expounds on the objectives of his research and discusses some of the preliminary findings.
Professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee – who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty – discuss findings from their latest book “Good Economics for Hard Times” with Professor Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and Professor of Economics at London Business School.
Alp Sungu, a PhD student at London Business School, joined Tanisha Garg, MBA 2021, to discuss his research supported by the Wheeler Institute on malnutrition in rural India. Alp hopes to find a way to reduce malnutrition’s prominence through incentive structuring with his two co-authors, Ali Aouad and Kamalini Ramdas.
Tanner Regan has recently joined the Wheeler Institute as a Research Fellow and spoke to us about his work and the challenges and opportunities he sees for development in the region.
How can companies prioritize purpose while balancing their responsibility to shareholders? This dilemma is heightened considering some of the world’s most serious challenges exist in developing countries where solutions are unlikely to be profitable in the short term. Is the trade-off between purpose and profit necessary, or is it possible for companies to achieve both? […]
How has the pandemic affected rural health? On the one hand, we must ensure that lives are saved, yet, people’s livelihoods also need to be maintained so that they can have food on the table.
The Jaya Alliance, a movement to empower rural women in India, build skills and create livelihoods.
How has Dharma Life supported rural Indians in its response to COVID-19?