Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Three billion people--half the world's population--need a safer way to cook.
In Kenya, using one’s mobile phone is now often considered to be more of a priority than eating or paying utility bills.
Africans are celebrating levels of economic growth and political stability that were unthinkable just 10 years ago, but without the appropriate economic and political reforms, the continent could quickly relapse.
In an ideal world, microfinance is the perfect mechanism for alleviating financial stress on new and small businesses. But how well does it work in real life?
Unjust land holdings in developing countries create and sustain inequality, but new mobile phone technology is simplifying the land titling process and securing plots for farmers.
As hopes rise for a Silicon Revolution in Africa, two incubators are using different tactics to create tech success stories, while meddling government policies are dampening the optimism.
Across the globe, public hospitals struggle to pay for resources needed to treat even the most basic inflictions. But a San Francisco based non-profit is working to change that.
One way to reduce the gender gap for the unbanked is to get more women using mobile financial services.
Post offices in Nigeria are becoming surrogate bank branches for the unbanked rural poor, under a government project launched last month.
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