Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Three years after the Rana Plaza collapse killed thousands, Bangladesh still has some of the world's lowest wages and most dangerous factories.
To solve electricity deficiencies in Syrian camps, aid agencies and the private sector have joined to create plans for sustainable energy.
A weekly round-up of mainstream news about the context in which Mercy Corps works, focused on development and innovation.
The SheFighter initiative is helping to break the stereotype that femininity equals weakness. Lina and her team are teaching a new generation of women to be fighting fit in mind and body, as well as to be equipped to thrive in a global society that is all too often unfairly balanced.
President Barack Obama signed a law banning all US imports of fish caught by slave labor in south-east Asia, closing a loophole that has allowed seafood from forced labor to enter the country for decades.
Let us not take this planet for granted.
An expedition to the Amazon by a group of Yale researchers has led to the discovery of a fungus that can break down plastic, possibly solving the world's rampant waste problem.
With more than 11 million Syrians fleeing or displaced within their country, global governments and aid organizations still struggle to come up with funding for the refugees' basic needs: clean water, sanitation, shelter, food and education.
Curated news and insights about innovative, market-driven solutions to poverty explored through news, commentary and discussion.
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