Shane Heywood

Musings on market-oriented approaches to International Development

Tag Archives: international development

Unsustainable and Un-scalable: Why Some Social Enterprises are Unlikely to Meaningfully Change Lives

In 2006, I worked with a Malawaian microfinance institution (MFI). The MFI had trouble encouraging employee attendance and performance. “Armed” with 8-months in business school (!), I provided what I … Continue reading

May 4, 2011 · 3 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

Marketing or Misleading: the Promotion of Development Oriented Organizations

I remember, as a teenager, looking at myself in the mirror. After nights of wearing a durag, I only had a canyon-like crease on the crown of my head. Sadly, … Continue reading

February 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

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