Muhammad Yunus delivered a lecture on the evening of Monday 20th May entitled Banker to the Poor: Lifting Millions out of Poverty through Social Business. As the title suggests, Professor Yunus advocated a social business model, a concept that describes socially-driven commercial activity, using a series of examples from his microfinance initiative known as the ‘Grameen Bank’. These included Grameen Danone, a joint social business venture between Grameen and Danone Foods to address the issue of malnutrition among children in Bangladesh.
Speakers: Ghazala Mansuri (Lead Economist,World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Equity Group) and Vijayendra Rao (Lead Economist,World Bank's Development Research Group)
Discussant: David Mosse (Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Oriental and African Studies)
Chair: Jean-Paul Faguet (Reader, Political Economy of Development, London School of Economics)
This seminar, hosted by the Ministry of Finance, IMF and in collaboration with the International Growth Centre aimed to provide a forum for discussion on the opportunities and challenges in managing natural resource revenue for sustainable economic development in Liberia.
This workshop was an opportunity to disseminate the findings from the study ‘Quantitative assessment: Beneficairy nutritional status and performance of ICDS Supplementary Nutrition Programme in Bihar’, undertaken by IDinsight.
In cooperation with the Bank of Sierra Leone, a two-day workshop was held in Freetown to launch the book Economic Challenges and Policy Issues in Early Twenty-First-Century Sierra Leone. The book was the result of collaboration between the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Bank of Sierra Leone. The idea originated from Professor Paul Collier of Oxford University and Dr.