Monthly Archives: August 2015

Economic Diversification in Coal Country

As governments around the world struggle with combatting climate change, the coal industry is facing a hard reckoning.   As the coal industry downsizes, nearby communities are being hard hit and need to find ways to replace lost jobs or identify … Continue reading

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A Rethink for Social Impact Bonds?

Social impact bonds burst onto the policy scene and seemed to many (including me) to be the greatest thing since sliced bread.  (Here’s my take from 2012).   As a refresher, social impact bonds are a new public-private financing tool where … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Networks for All

Over the past year, the Paris-based OECD and its unit on Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) have produced a very useful series of guides on “inclusive entrepreneurship.”  For OECD, “inclusive entrepreneurship” refers to business support strategies that focus on … Continue reading

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