Jacqueline Novogratz: A third way to think about aid

TED Talk presents … Jaqueline Novagratz.

A debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust “charity” against those who mistrust reliance on the markets.

Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.

Jacqueline Novogratz founded and leads Acumen Fund, a nonprofit that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor. In her new book, The Blue Sweater, she tells stories from the new philanthropy, which emphasizes sustainable bottom-up solutions over traditional top-down aid.