Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
The panic surrounding the Ebola crisis is undermining recent economic growth in Liberia, threatening over 2 million people struggling below the poverty line. But those who contract Ebola aren't the only ones whose lives are at risk.
Creating and marketing products to sell to the poor is a tricky business, a game of trial and error. There appears to be no formula for success, only a few guiding principles. And the products that sell are not always what we would expect.
Charles Kenny argues that global development is actually succeeding--and he has the data to prove it. Hear him speak at the Mercy Corps Action Center, Thursday, October 9.
South Sudan is facing the most severe food crisis in the world. After eight months of humanitarian response, however, only one-third of civilians in need of assistance have received it. So what can we be doing differently?
Though Brazil has grown leaps and bounds in the last decade, many of its citizens still struggle for basic human needs. This is particularly true in the Amazon, where poverty often drives the destruction of precious rainforests.
Global demand for sesame is strong and stable, but farmers’ income is anything but.
Ebola is hitting economies in West Africa hard. Read the latest news on the impact.
Microinsurance payouts can mean the difference between falling back into abject poverty and continuing to climb the ladder of prosperity. But the concept hasn't gotten much play in the development world. Is that about to change?
TOMS buy one, give one model has catapulted to the next level as Bain Capital announced it's taking a 50 percent stake. But some say the model is still counterproductive for long-term development gains. Is the Bain gain worth it?
After the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in 2011, thousands of small businesses were literally wiped out. As they began to rebuild, many found they didn't qualify for loans. Here's what they did:
There’s nothing mysterious here. Poor people tell us they’re poor because they don’t have enough money—and who knows more about making money than businesspeople?
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