The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

7 minutes
Learn how emerging technologies can bring fresh economic opportunities to developing nations around the world.

Poverty in developing nations is causing human suffering on a massive scale, and despite receiving billions of dollars in aid from wealthy countries, many communities are poorer now than they were before. In this Snapshot, you’ll explore Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen’s framework for economic growth. His research shows that top-down models of charity do not produce consistent results, and economic aid based on innovation and entrepreneurship is more likely to succeed.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Want to learn more about efforts to combat global poverty
  • Are interested in understanding why poor countries struggle to succeed
  • Wonder which models of economic development work
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