Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
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?
Cash transfers are working, a look at income inequality and hope in the Congo. Staff Picks: What we're reading this week
The World Bank president believes that innovations in approach and technology will boost progress on financial inclusion.
Health care organizations say they can save lives by providing maternal health services via mobile phones, but they have to close the gender gap on mobile technology first.
Mobile banking vans in Uganda, Rwanda and the Philippines now offer bank accounts, financial education and microinsurance to rural customers who previously had little access to financial services.
Africa is showing the world how mobile money can help build economies.
Paul Polak has a plan to move 500 million people living on $2 a day or less into the middle class. Here's how.
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