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May 27, 2010


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Geri Stengel

The most interesting part of this report is the longer-term social impacts: more money spent on educating children and fewer children overall, both of which will broaden opportunities and the buying power of the "bottom billion." As the report notes, the United Nations Development Fund program found that the multiplier effect of women-owned businesses was greater overall than that of men-owned businesses.

As the bottom billion, especially women, become more educated, start businesses, and have discretionary income, they will [shape business]http://ventureneer.com/vblog/bottom-billion-major-market-entrepreneurs-who-get-it strategies and products throughout the world. I think it's a good thing.

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