Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
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"The African continent is going to be the golden continent of the period," raves a business leader at the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos.
You've probably heard something along the lines of "get an education and you'll make more money," at least once in your life.
Data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics bears discouraging news for the unemployed.
To cut costs, some U.S. companies source and assemble materials overseas, which can make it hard to track a complex global supply chain. It also means that a product designed by a U.S. company but manufactured in China could be considered a Chinese export.
Almost one in four people live without power worldwide. Without electricity, these people are at a disadvantage in nearly every aspect of their lives. Having electricity means the ability to study at night and get an education.
For most economists, it isn't a question of if China will surpass the U.S. in terms of GDP, it's when.
This has been reposted from The Mercy Corps Blog.
I'll be waking up at 3:30 tomorrow morning to begin my journey from Portland, Oregon, to Istanbul, Turkey, where I'll be based for the next several months while I embark on a trip of a lifetime.
Twitter, Facebook, Myspace -- you name the social network and it's bursting with information about the demonstrations that have taken Egypt by storm in the past few days.
Microfinance was once the poster child for poverty alleviation. Hailed as an alternative to dangerous loan sharks, it quickly gained momentum and support from governments and NGO's alike.
What prevents many subsistence farmers from taking their business to the next level? Access to capital.
Global poverty just rose by 21 percent, if you take into account “multidimensional poverty,” according to a recent The Christian Science Monitor article.
When inflation climbs so high that your national bank notes lose their value, how do you pay for a visit to the doctor?
At Green School in rural Bali, K-12 students learn not only the staples of a traditional education — reading, writing and arithmetic — but also how to grow organic rice and build with sustainably produced bamboo. Students from the local community, as well
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