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Dependency Ratio

In the long run, the output of an economy depends upon the level of technology, capital, and labor. Ignoring other factors of production, the production function is best defined by the Cobb Douglas equation = A KαL1-α.   Although the Cobb Douglas is based on the analysis for the United States, the analysis could be extended for other countries. Capital

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Cameroon Cataract Bond

The Cataract Fund launched in March 2018 is an example of an innovative development impact bond launched to fund cataract surgeries among low-income patients in the sub-Saharan region. The pay for performance loan is developed by the Cataract Bond Design Coalition, a collaboration between Outcome Funders – The Fred Hollows Foundation, Conrad N Hilton Foundation, and Sightsavers, Bond Manager –

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Capital Ideas for Efficient Markets

“A market where there are large number of rational, profit maximisers actively competing, with each other trying to predict future market values of individuals securities and where important current information is almost available to all participants” Eugene Fama on Efficient Markets The theory of random walk led to the efficient market hypothesis. Eugene Fama, the father of modern mathematical finance,

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Africa & Innovation

This brief note takes a look at innovation and emerging economics in Africa. Rockefeller Foundation is situated in Nairobi, Kenya, and serves as the focal point for its work in the sub-Saharan region. Kenyan stock market is very vibrant, and in 2019 Africa would be a good bet for growth in stock markets. M-Pesa, an avatar (not to be confused with James Cameroon’s

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Alternative Asset Class & Normal Distribution

Understanding Alternative Investments – A look at Standard Normal  Alternatives or alternative investments are the one of the  categories of asset classes, these types of investments include hedge funds, private equity, or venture capital or include the use of leverage or derivatives as part of the investment style. Example long-short style of investing in equities used by hedge funds or

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Episode 28 : Theory of Change Certification Course

The middle Road is proud to feature and showcase the Theory of Change Certification Course on the thought leader platform. This is a highly curated feature designed to promote the work of selected actors within the global social impact arena whose work lies within the mission of The middle Road. Nishant Malhotra, Sole Founder & CEO of the venture, reached out to

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Wildlife Conservation Bond Saving Rhinos For Tomorrow

The World Bank came out with a $150 million Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB), the first of its kind globally. an impact-focused Sustainable Development Bond to protect black rhinos in South Africa and support local communities. This intense publication discusses the Wildlife Conservation Bond issued by the World Bank. An in-depth analysis of the bond discusses various facets of the new financial innovative

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What are Impact Bonds ?

# What Are Impact Bonds ?  Impact Bonds is an intense read on these financial instruments based on the online educational tutorial published by The middle Road on this subject. A derivative of many research papers, this read is a precursor to the upcoming online course on impact bonds. The report aims to share a brief on the evolution of

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Charities for Ukraine 

The middle Road with Ukraine  The situation in Ukraine remains grim despite Ukraine’s spirited and inspiring response to Russia’s attack. The middle Road stands firmly with the people of Ukraine. The humanitarian crisis worsens in Ukraine, with more than 3.3 million fleeing the war. The European Union has been swift in its response to help Ukrainian refugees through the Cohesion’s Action for

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Selected Charities for Ukraine 

The middle Road with Ukraine  The humanitarian situation in Ukraine remains grim despite Ukraine’s emotional, fluid and inspiring response to Russia’s attack. The middle Road stands firmly with the people of Ukraine. The humanitarian crisis worsens in the country, with more than 3.3 million fleeing the war. The European Union has been swift in its response to help Ukrainian refugees through the Cohesion’s

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