Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Staff Picks: What we're reading this week. Lessons on scaling social innovation, the business of beer meets the ugliness of war, and Google Translate adds African languages.
Agriculture offers promising employment opportunities for Africa’s youth-- if they can be convinced the work is worth the reward.
Smallholder farmers are overwhelmingly poor and have little control over the ups and downs of the marketplace. Three organizations are helping smallholder farmers turn the tables through mobile technology.
Staff picks: What we're reading this week. Wiring the world, Starbucks opens in Bogota, and Afghans share their view on the West's influence.
Will extending Internet access to the world's poorest solve all social problems? Yunus and Zuckerberg think so.
Aid agencies and their donors debate: Is it more effective for a charity to build and maintain wells or help people get loans to buy materials for wells and their upkeep? The decision might be made by the charity with the biggest coffers.
Despite local demand for hay, Kenyan dairy farmers face milk shortages due to lack of quality supply. But instead of handing over the hay, why not bring the hay market to the farmers?
Hans Rosling, a world renowned statistician and public speaker, uses toy blocks to explain global poverty, overpopulation, unequal distribution of wealth, and climate change.
The challenges that face the bottom billion seem intractable, but large NGOs can create a culture of innovation to find unique solutions and unconventional partners to make long-term change. An interview with Mercy Corps' CEO by Yale Insights.
Staff picks! What we're reading this week: Corporate leaders struggle to implement shared value, two views on cash transfers to the poor, and how to donate.
The solution to Mozambique’s long-standing economic woes might lurk beneath the Indian Ocean’s rocky sea floor.
The digital world makes it easier for us to do good through everyday actions, but often these acts feed our egos more than they feed the poor.
Curated news and insights about innovative, market-driven solutions to poverty explored through news, commentary and discussion.
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