Tag Archives: CARE

Shifting the Fundamental Dynamics of Poverty

People in Guatemala – smart people – were working harder, hiring brighter people, raising more money, doing better projects, and get- ting improved results. And yet, what they sought to eliminate—poverty— was getting worse. So, we asked what we thought was a relatively straightfor- ward question: “Do you understand the fundamental dynamics of poverty?” As […]

A Collaborative-Systemic Strategy Addressing the Dynamics of Poverty in Guatemala: Converting Seeming Impossibilities into Strategic Probabilities

There is a growing realization that business development is the most effective weapon in fighting world poverty. How the for-profit model can be harnessed to provide the poor with a share in the world’s prosperity is discussed through actual cases, and nested in innovative theories of business, social sciences, and philosophy.

Some Things Are Impossible – Until They’re Not: Solving “Intractable” Business & Social Problems

Some things seem impossible. For us in our work, it especially seemed impossible to get a variety of stakeholders – all with different perspectives, different goals, different constituencies, different measures of success – to come to shared understanding and agreement about how to work together to achieve something completely new – something that would advance […]

A Learning History of the CARE-LAC – Institute for Strategic Clarity Guatemala Poverty Project

Objectives of the document This is a learning document rather than an evaluation, although if used well it should also achieve evaluation objectives. It aims to: Provide a framework for the project participants’ identification of key Tentative Lessons Learned / Observations. Create a record of the project that will support adapting the approach by others […]