Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Here's a list of three interesting users to follow for each of Global Envision’s six beats.
In just over four years, 9 million Ugandans have jumped aboard the mobile money bandwagon-- buying, selling and saving with their mobile devices.
The world responds to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, micro insurance may help the poor deal with climate change and poor African farmers watch two companies try to seize the world's cocoa supply. Staff picks: what we're reading this week.
Over the past decade, aid organizations have moved from handouts and giveaways to making markets work for, and by, the poor. Here's four groups leading the charge.
Mercy Corps is mobilizing a team of emergency responders, including experts in water, sanitation and logistics, into the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Onion prices have reached record highs in India. But an unlikely savior stepped into the crisis: Groupon, offering a kilogram of onions per person at a fraction of the market rate.
Face to face contact works for Africa's poorest customers, the promise of small-scale Ag and why NGOs should tell complex stories. Staff picks: what we're reading this week
EcoZoom is bringing safer, cleaner cookstoves to relief, development, and commercial markets in Somalia, Rwanda, and Kenya.
Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, aims to raise the country to middle income status by 2020. Partnering with the private sector is a prime method.
Multinational corporations can seem like alcoholics--they promise to reform, be responsible and end labor abuse--but in the end, quitting is harder than it appears.
Perhaps the World Bank’s recent initiative to reach universal financial inclusion by 2020 isn’t that far off.
In an age of mobile banking and digital transactions, many poor people still shun basic banking services and put their extra money in livestock. Why?
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