Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Elizabeth Littlefield argues that we promote two starkly different images of sub-Saharan Africa and overlook the true opportunities this diverse continent has to offer.
A weekly round-up of mainstream news about the context in which Mercy Corps works, focused on economic development and innovations.
From deforestation to “poo profits,” these most well-read posts of 2014 remind us of the of the incredible people and programs that fought for global development over the past year.
Board games in the Philippines, nail salons in Zambia, and subscription clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo: These are just a few of IDEO.org's poverty-fighting weapons.
Paul Farmer, "the man who would cure the world," has several things to say about our handling of the Ebola epidemic.
What does it mean to be one of the world’s only billion-person economies? Well, for one thing: millions and millions of students.
In sheer size alone, India’s efforts to improve the quality of its education system will seriously affect the future of global development.
Why has a health crisis pushed so many people into hunger, and how can we prevent the catastrophic consequences?
The UN just came out with a massive report on climate change, and the outlook is bleak. An interactive website called Global Weirding summarizes it and relays the strange, scary details.
Sometimes, good intentions aren't enough.
On the 50th anniversary of Jonas Salk's discovery of a vaccine against polio, the disease has faded from the headlines - but a flare-up in Pakistan proves that polio is not going quietly.
Curated news and insights about innovative, market-driven solutions to poverty explored through news, commentary and discussion.
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