In his talk, which was part of a LongNow Foundaton seminar, Iqbal Quadir describes his long-term observations and why he thinks that technology and not aid will empower the people in poor countries.
In his talk he claims that women manage money better. There’s another site that supports that idea and is recommended by the Blog Action day site: the GirlEffect.
And again a talk at TED in my Blog Action
Paul Collier proposes a simple idea to help poorer countries develop by comparing the help for those countries in Africa to post-war Europe.
Please take a look at the right side of the post. Kiva is a micro-lending organization recommended by the Blog Action Day site. It helps people in poor countries to get a small business running by organizing a small loan from people in richer countries. If you want to learn more about Kiva, please visit their site.
I decided to join the Blog Action Day. But instead of posting only on October 15, 2008, the actual Blog Action Day, I will cover this year’s theme "Poverty" the whole week starting with a great TED talk again.
Swedish professor Hans Rosling makes the data come to live by some animations, commenting it like a sports game.