Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Reported violence against Indian women is on the rise. That’s not as bad as it sounds.
As lightning-fast computer programs replace human brokers on Europe's virtual trading floors, anti-poverty warriors want to slow things down.
Check out what over five years of Kiva microlending looks like:
Part of a Global Envision miniseries about Portland State University's effort to become the "Consumer Reports" of developing-world technology.
In Haiti, aid workers may have saved thousands of lives by tracking the cell phones of displaced citizens.
Sometimes social scientists measure wealth and poverty by earnings; other times by assets. But the truth is, most people use a much simpler approach. They compare themselves to their neighbors.
Brilliant ideas don’t always pan out. In the realm of humanitarian development, innovations that fall flat affect more than just investors’ bank accounts.
Spy movies turn voices into passports, retinas into passwords.
The world is facing a "global human rights emergency in mental health," says the World Health Organization (WHO) via the Guardian. It's a quiet crisis keeping millions out of the global marketplace.
Helping alleviate poverty while having an adventure in a developing country? Often, life-changing and highly educational experiences like these are usually luxuries for the wealthy. But they don’t have to be.
This has been reposted from the Mercy Corps blog.
Around the world, mobile phone technology is being touted as a life changing path from poverty to prosperity.
Indonesia is setting its own poverty line at less than $1 a day. When a country comes up with its own definition of "poverty", can global policy makers trust it.
Curated news and insights about innovative, market-driven solutions to poverty explored through news, commentary and discussion.
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