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L to R: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo with Omkar Goswami, Founder and Chairman of (CERG) Advisory, Jim Shapiro, Head of Market Development of the Bombay Stock Exchange, Intellecap CEO Krishan Sree Kumar and ASIC Executive Director Bunty Chand in Mumbai on Nov. 8, 2011.
Understanding the Poor to Help the Poor
The authors of "Poor Economics" explain what measures actually help lift people out of poverty, and how many such efforts are wasted because of a lack of understanding of the poor. more
In Mumbai on July 19, Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz describes "patient capital" as an approach to solving problems of global poverty. (4 min., 56 sec.)
The 'Patient Capitalism' of Jacqueline Novogratz
Acumen's CEO and Founder argues that the poor "do not want handouts" in a talk with Blackstone's Akhil Gupta. more
In Mumbai on June 14, John Lee discusses whether Chinese investment in Africa is a threat to India and also speaks about China's status as a rising power. (2 min., 16 sec.)
China's Rise and the Road Ahead
John Lee argues Chinese investment in Africa shouldn't be misconstrued as a threat. more
Donald Tsang, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, in Melbourne on June 17, 2011. (Asia Society AustralAsia Centre)
Is Hong Kong Still the Best Entry Point for China?
Hong Kong's chief executive says it's time for HK-Australia partnerships to go beyond finance. more
Speakers at the Asia Society Washington Center's Bangladesh event on March 23, 2011. (Asia Society Washington Center)
A New Vision for Bangladesh
Govt. officials, businessmen outline ambitious plans for trade, exchange, and development at DC event. more
Enhancing Investment Relations Between the United States and Bangladesh.
Enhancing Investment Relations Between the United States and Bangladesh
A new Asia Society report aims to help Bangladesh become a "middle-income country." more
Driving Global Innovations from Emerging Markets
"The West will meet the East in India and both will co-innovate new solutions for the entire world." more
Panelists at Asia Society's 2011 Indian Union Budget discussion in New York on Mar. 1, 2011.
Indian Budget 2011: 'Every Challenge Presents an Opportunity'
In early 2011, experts look at India's economic outlook and like what they see. more