Scott Gilmore is the founder and chief executive officer of Building Markets, a nonprofit organization that builds markets and creates jobs in developing countries. He was a Canadian diplomat; his last position was deputy director for South Asia, where he worked on Canada's integrated defence, development and diplomatic assistance to Afghanistan.

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The urban solution

Slum. It is a small word that carries a heavy weight of meaning. It evokes images of poverty and degradation, filthy cinder-block hells sprawling out in cramped misery. And it is a word that will …

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