Immersion Experience – USAID: Morocco Trip

Five HBS students volunteered for two weeks over winter break to consult for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Morocco. Their project was to advise USAID on what policies the Moroccan government could adopt to encourage private sector development of domestic wind energy in a country that imports 93% of its electricity generation resources.… Continue reading Immersion Experience – USAID: Morocco Trip

International Development with an MBA-twist

International development and business have long been considered opposite extremes. Business is often characterized as cold, ruthless, money-mongering enterprises while international development is characterized by soft, touchy-feely efforts. While neither characterization is entirely true, the two are not commonly associated. Nancy Barry is embarking on a novel approach toward international development, or more specifically, poverty… Continue reading International Development with an MBA-twist

HBS Women Touch the World through International Development

The power was out due to a storm in Curitiba, Brazil, where Barbara Schmidt-Rahmer (MBA ~93) was speaking on the phone, but that had not dimmed her enthusiasm for her work. “I’m really happy with my decision,” she said, referring to her choice a few months back not to return to her Boston-based consulting job… Continue reading HBS Women Touch the World through International Development