World Bank Report Misses Needed Substantive Analysis for Crowdfunding’s Potential in the Developing World

Recently (October, 2013), InfoDev, a program of the World Bank, commissioned a study on crowdfunding’s potential for the developing world. This is an important report because, to the best of my knowledge, it’s the first on crowdfunding as a tool for development commissioned by the World Bank or any entity of similar international authority. While this report will act as a much needed catalyst for a very important and lengthy conversation to come, I believe there is additional research and analysis warranting the World Bank’s immediate attention and resources. The report analyzes a sample of known crowdfunding portals (CFPs) from...

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