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Jacqueline Novogratz:
A third way to think about aid

TED@State · 17:04 · Filmed Jun 2009
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Jacqueline Novogratz: A third way to think about aid
17:04 · Filmed June 2009 at TED@State · Subtitles available in 22 languages

The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.

Social entrepreneur
Jacqueline Novogratz founded and leads Acumen, a nonprofit that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor. In her book "The Blue Sweater" she tells stories from the philanthropy, which emphasizes sustainable bottom-up solutions over traditional top-down aid. Full bio
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