Speakers: Rodger Voorhies, Director of the Financial Services for the Poor Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Christopher Blattman, Assistant Professor of political science and international affairs, Columbia University
Presider: Gideon Rose, Editor, Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs magazine
May 27, 2014
Rodger Voorhies, Director of the Financial Services for the Poor Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Christopher Blattman, Assistant Professor of political science and international affairs at Columbia University discuss how mobile finance and direct cash grants are revolutionizing global efforts to provide aid and alleviate poverty in the developing world.
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Rodger Voorhies, director of the Financial Services for the Poor Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Christopher Blattman,...
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