Best Microfinance podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Hosted by Dan Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, Building the Future explores topics at the intersection of global development, foreign policy, and national security. In each episode, Dan sits down for a discussion with a leading expert from government, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the world today.
 
From gender norms in the Middle East to microfinance in Africa to sexual violence in the United States, women across the globe are fighting for their rights. What can governments, corporations, and private citizens do to increase equality, safety, and opportunity?
 
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Welcome to the Global Scholars podcast! These are student voices—these are the leaders of the next generation.
 
From gender norms in the Middle East to microfinance in Africa to sexual violence in the United States, women across the globe are fighting for their rights. What can governments, corporations, and private citizens do to increase equality, safety, and opportunity?
 
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The annual Oxford University Alumni Weekend aims to showcase the Collegiate University as a whole, giving prominence to a range of current research and its application to real world situations, as well as recognising the achievements of Oxford men and women.This series also includes podcasts from other alumni events including study days and the Oxford European Reunion.Past themes include "A Global Oxford" (2008), "Equal Citizenship" (2009) and "Shared Treasures" (2010).
 
The World Bank's panel discussion series aimed at opening up debate and exchanging ideas on international development. Recorded in Sydney, Australia featuring three specialists on a different topic every month. Moderated by Olivia Rousset.
 
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This week, Dan is joined by General Kip Ward to talk about civilian-military collaboration in Africa. General Ward was the inaugural commander of the U.S. Africa Command and has four decades of military experience, serving in Korea, Egypt, Somalia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Palestine, and Germany. General Ward shares his thoughts on the f ...…
 
This week, Dan is joined by Dr. Kerry Healey, President of Babson College. In this podcast, Dr. Healey discusses her path from 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts to first female president of Babson College. Babson is a small liberal arts school located in Wellesley, Massachusetts that is world-renowned for its entrepreneurship education. ...…
 
In this episode, Dan sits down with Harold Rosen, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Grassroots Business Fund. They discuss Harold’s career at the World Bank and the Grassroots Business Fund, which grew out of the Grassroots Business Initiative at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Harold was at the forefront of bringing i ...…
 
In this podcast, Dan is joined by former Secretary of the Navy, John Lehman. Secretary Lehman served under President Ronald Reagan and took office at the age of just 38 years old. This podcast explores the influence of the U.S. Navy during the Cold War and Secretary Lehman’s new book Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea. One of Secretar ...…
 
In this episode, Dan sits down with Lindsay Lloyd, Deputy Director of the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, to talk about the health of democracy worldwide. Mr. Lloyd was involved in the Democracy Project: a joint national survey by the Bush Institute, Freedom House, and the Penn Biden center that examines American attit ...…
 
This week Dan hosts Rick Barton, former U.S. Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and author of the recently published book, Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World. Rick discusses his extensive career trajectory at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – where he founded the Offi ...…
 
On this episode, Dan is joined by Hank Meijer, author of the book “Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century.” Hank discusses the life and legacy of an unsung hero, Senator Arthur Vandenberg --- the legislative architect of several critical pieces of foreign policy including the Marshall Plan. Vandenberg played an importa ...…
 
Over the next few decades, much of the rapid population growth in the developing world will be concentrated in megacities and urban centers. This reality, along with rapid technology-driven disruptions, will bring about economic stratification within urban communities while reinforcing the divides and inequalities between urban and rural commun ...…
 
As science and technology continue to make progress, it raises new questions about the extent to which the existing regulatory environment can deal with the broader impact of new technologies on societies, the kinds of interventions they need to make without impairing the innovation-economy. In this episode, Philip Auerswald (George Mason Unive ...…
 
The playbook for innovation envisions a role for the private sector, the academic community, and public institutions. Current models of balanced economic development and the norms that create and sustain the innovation ecosystem are fast getting disrupted and transformed by new technological forces. This disruption transcends into the socioecon ...…
 
The playbook for innovation envisions a role for the private sector, the academic community, and public institutions. Current models of balanced economic development and the norms that create and sustain the innovation ecosystem are fast getting disrupted and transformed by new technological forces. Moreover, this period of technological advanc ...…
 
With science, technology, and innovation making rapid progress under the fourth industrial revolution, it is fundamentally altering the relationship between individuals, societies, and the global economy. Moreover, this period of technological advancement will likely leave emerging markets struggling as two-thirds of their jobs are estimated to ...…
 
In this episode, Dan is joined by Alec Ross - technology policy expert and author of the bestseller The Industries of the Future. This book explores the technological and economic trends that will shape the next ten years and is targeted towards non-engineers interested in learning about cyber, AI, and big data. Alec served as Senior Advisor fo ...…
 
This week, Dan is joined by Romina Bandura, Senior Fellow with the Project on Prosperity and Development and the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS. They discuss her new report on the Future of Global Stability: The World of Work in Developing Countries. By 2030, there will be more than 3 billion people under the age of 25 years ...…
 
In this week’s podcast, Dan is joined by Todd Moss, Executive Director of the Energy for Growth Hub. On September 27, Todd launched the Energy for Growth Hub, a new global network connecting research and policymakers to build high-energy systems. Todd has spent most of his career at the Center for Global Development, where his work has focused ...…
 
In this installment of “Building the Future with Dan Runde,” International Labor Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder discusses how technology is defining what work, careers, and industry will look like in the future. The ILO is at the forefront of ensuring that worker rights are preserved no matter how impactful the fourth industrial ...…
 
On this episode, Dan is joined by David Bohigian, Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the United States’ development finance institution. Mr. Bohigian has considerable experience in both the public and private sectors, working for Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund as well several ...…
 
On this episode, Dan is joined by C.D. Glin, President of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF). Mr. Glin has substantial experience in Africa, beginning with the Peace Corps in Ghana and South Africa. Mr. Glin also worked for the IFC in Nigeria, for the Peace Corps under President Barack Obama, and most recently as Associate Director ...…
 
Dan is joined by Agnes Dasewicz, Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation and former Director of the Office of Private Capital and Microenterprise at USAID. Her career has spanned over 20 years in development finance, working at SEAF, AIG, and IFC at different points. In this episode, Dan and Agnes discuss the beginning of career working in private ...…
 
Dan is joined in this podcast by Michael Rawlings, the Mayor of Dallas and a member of our Task Force on Forced Migration. Before becoming Mayor, Mr. Rawlings worked in the private sector and was the CEO of Pizza Hut. One out of four residents in Dallas was born outside the United States. During his time in office, Mayor Rawlings was also confr ...…
 
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