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  • Malawi
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Jonathan Said commented on George Manu's blog post Finance for Business
"I understand James' position regarding the donor investment fund in Afghanistan. Of course, there is no black and white prescription and it depends on the situation in each country. Yet in many cases there is a risk of applying solutions to…"
Jul 25, 2011
Jonathan Said commented on Rahat Haque's blog post Extreme Caution when dealing with Inclusive business
"As far as I am aware, the objective of BIF is not wide-scale impact, but learning. That is, supporting business ventures that through an innovative approach have the potential of demonstrating the potential contribution that the innovation can make…"
Jul 16, 2011
Jonathan Said joined Business Innovation Facility's group
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Join the Malawi Network to connect with Practitioners, get update alerts and view the projects receiving support in Malawi. This network is hosted in collaboration with the Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF). MICF is a competitive facility through which businesses within the agricultural and manufacturing sectors of Malawi can apply for grant funding for innovative projects, which if successful, can deliver large social impact and help the country diversify from its narrow band of exports,…See More
Jul 15, 2011
Jonathan Said commented on Rahat Haque's blog post Extreme Caution when dealing with Inclusive business
"Rahat, this is a valid post. What you are describing is called the principal-agent problem in economics. It is one type of market failure and the core type of government and civil society failure. This problem arises where ever there is a divergence…"
Jul 15, 2011
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Jul 15, 2011
Jonathan Said commented on George Manu's blog post Finance for Business
"I think that because DFID's objective is development, not the provision of financial services, we have to be careful here. If for development the missing middle needs to be filled in a permanent, not temporary, manner, then it has to be filled…"
Jul 15, 2011
Jonathan Said is now a member of THE PRACTITIONER HUB
Feb 15, 2011

Profile Information

Organisation
Imani Development
Website
http://www.imanidevelopment.com
Title
Senior Economist - Economic Development and Poverty Reduction
About My Work
I work with governments, private sector, civil society and external development partners to help them better play their role in economic development.
Sector
Consultant
Country Interest
Malawi, Zambia
Issues of Interest
Inclusive Business: Value Chains, Inclusive Business: Products and Services, Low carbon and climate resilient business models, Working in partnership, Impact assessment, Investment Climate & Regulation, Working with farmers & the informal sector, Role of donors/governments
Main Reason for Joining this Site
Networking with fellow practitioners

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