Shane Heywood

Musings on market-oriented approaches to International Development

Tag Archives: africa

The “1099” / “Sharing” economy and Social Impact: When ‘good’ jobs go ‘bad’?

“For many people in emerging markets, a reliable job is the most effective means of escaping poverty.  Steady jobs change lives” [EY Growth Services] Sharing is not always caring Deliveroo, … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Expanding the realm of re-imagination: looking beyond South Africa to…Ethiopia

Possibly running the risk of over-use, ‘re-imagining’ has captured the keystrokes and the voices of corporate, public and social organizations. From how I understand it, the phrase seeks to capture … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Risky business: the dangerous myth of the ‘risk-averse’ small –holder farmer

Betting the farm. Literally. At least a few men and women have made a bet which in one stroke changed their fortune. George Soros is one example whose bet against … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

More than ‘Cool Runnings’: Social Enterprises in the Caribbean (and Africa)

To some, the Caribbean brings to mind beaches or even a movie of questionable appeal about an unexpected group of men in a bobsled. It may be less common, though, to … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Is preschool a waste of time for children in the developing world?

Tears and excitement often make an appearance on a child’s first day in school. Adults are also sharing excitement – and maybe tears – about preschool, although in a different … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Let there be light: rural electrification in Asia and Africa

In some parts of the world, the sun is the most reliable source of light for many households. At night, entire families learn how to clean and eat with light … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Invisible Farmers: Kenyan Women in Agriculture

In Fantastic Four, a comic and movie about a superhero team, Sue Storm has the power of invisibility. While initially difficult to control, she later learns to be invisible at … Continue reading

April 15, 2011 · 2 Comments

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