The business of changing the world : how billionaires, tech disrupters, and social entrepreneurs are transforming the global aid industry
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Boston : Beacon Press, [2019].
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9780807059579 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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241 pages ; 24 cm
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Published
Boston : Beacon Press, [2019].
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Book
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1904
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English
ISBN
9780807059579 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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Drawing on two decades covering global development as editor in chief of Devex, Raj Kumar explores how nontraditional models of philanthropy and aid are empowering the world's poorest people to make progress. Old aid was driven by good intentions and relied on big-budget projects from a few government aid agencies, like the World Bank and USAID. Today, corporations, Silicon Valley start-ups, and billionaire philanthropists are a disrupting force pushing global aid to be data driven and results oriented. This $200 billion industry includes emerging and established foundations like the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Entrepreneurial startups like Hello Tractor, which offers an Uber-like app for farmers in Nigeria, and Give Directly, whose app allows individuals to send money straight to the phone of someone in need, are also giving rise to this new culture of charity. The result is a more sustainable philosophy of aid that elevates the voices of the world's poor as neighbors, partners, and customers.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kumar, R. (2019). The business of changing the world: how billionaires, tech disrupters, and social entrepreneurs are transforming the global aid industry . Beacon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kumar, Raj, 1975-. 2019. The Business of Changing the World: How Billionaires, Tech Disrupters, and Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Aid Industry. Beacon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kumar, Raj, 1975-. The Business of Changing the World: How Billionaires, Tech Disrupters, and Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Aid Industry Beacon Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kumar, Raj. The Business of Changing the World: How Billionaires, Tech Disrupters, and Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Aid Industry Beacon Press, 2019.

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