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One of Yunus's lawyers said Yunus is still the Managing Director.
The president of a group of fired Grameen Bank employees described Yunus as a "blood sucker and terrorist."
An advisor to the Grameen Bank Employees' Association threatened "tough agitation" if Yunus is not made Chair within 15 days.
A trio of senior economists called on the government to institutionalize a new role for Yunus at the Bank in order to take advantage of his expertise.
One of the three in that last item is Debapriya Bhattacharya, who is a distinguished fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue in Dhaka and a member of the board of BRAC. Six or seven years ago he worked down the hall from me as a visiting Fulbright Fellow at the Center for Global Development. I couldn't help noticing that Deb is the only one among the three who is under 60. Deb for Managing Director...?
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Recently CGD hosted the Second Annual Birdsall House Conference on Women, which focused on beyond-aid approaches for women’s economic empowerment, with particular emphasis on private sector engagement. CGD experts have written about how international organizations and national agencies should examine and correct gender biases in the design and delivery of their strategies for financial inclusion. But while public sector interventions are crucial for promoting women’s economic empowerment, the panelists pointed out that the private sector is in many ways better equipped to provide opportunities for women to grow their businesses, investments, and incomes. Here’s our takeaway.
On Monday, Grant Shapps, the UK's Minister of State at the Department for International Development, kicked off DFID’s Energy Africa campaign at an event hosted by the Shell Foundation designed to help his team figure out how the UK government can invest its political clout and an initial £30 million ($46 million) to tackle rural energy poverty in Africa. Given solar’s limitations and these risks, how can we make sure that Energy Africa fulfils Minister Shapps’s ambitious brief?