Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
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.
A weekly round-up of mainstream news about the context in which Mercy Corps works, focused on development and innovation.
Laborers on Indian tea estates are dying from starvation, while tea brands rake in millions of dollars.
An exclusive interview with Craig Redmond, Mercy Corps' Senior Vice President of Programs, on climate change, conflict, and the importance of getting the next ten years right.
Malala calls for $1.4 billion USD to provide education to Syrian refugee children
Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps, asks businesses to implement creative solutions for the Syrian refugee crisis.
Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi asked for child marriage to be declared illegal and unconstitutional, saying it was a form of child abuse which trapped girls in lives of poverty and suffering.
President Obama gave his final State of the Union last Tuesday, January 12th.
Corporate tax evasion, crime, and corruption are draining the developing world of capital necessary for fostering sustainable economic growth.
“These are the diamonds of the future,” says Lisa Bissell, CEO of Pure Grown Diamonds. “They are revolutionary because they’re sustainable and conflict-free. They’re a whole new choice for eco-minded consumers.”
Most Shoppers Choose To Be Ignorant Of The Child Labor In Their JeansFast.Co.Exist
As Nigeria's middle class grows, street peddlers and open-air markets are finding themselves in direct competition with shopping malls and big box stores.
Curated news and insights about innovative, market-driven solutions to poverty explored through news, commentary and discussion.
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