Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Modern slavery takes many forms.
Medical experts fear that clauses in the EU-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) could leave millions of the world's most vulnerable people without access to the lifeline India presently provides: cheap, generic medic
Would easing visa requirements for immigrant entrepreneurs give the U.S. economy a much-needed boost?
Within Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed lies the world's largest sockeye salmon runs — and one of North America's largest chinook (also known as king) salmon runs — nine major rivers, many ponds, and an abundance of anima
The internet revolution in Africa will not be televised, but it will most likely be tweeted from a mobile device.
Despite long being hailed as a key player in resolving global poverty, microfinance has faced intense criticism in the past few weeks. Much of this criticism is coming from India, a country that has long been seen as a microfinance success story.
In a place ravaged by years of war, there is something new taking place: Afghan youth propelled by a deck on four wheels and armed with an abundance of self confidence and a new pair of skate shoes.
What do you get when you combine 120,000 data points measuring 200 years of income and life expectancy data for 200 countries with the creative genius of global health expert Hans Rosling? This. Watch.
At present, there are almost 7 billion people on the planet. By 2050, the UN estimates that there could be over 9 billion. How are we going to feed all these people? Simple.
In the early 1990s Saddam Hussein drained what biblical scholars believe to be the Garden of Eden. With the water went the people, known as the Ma’dan, and their way of life. Now, Iraqi-American hydraulic engineer Dr.
The tunnels in Gaza were an invention of necessity. They flourished during a three-year blockade of goods from Israel into Palestine. Trade had to come from somewhere.
“The Sleeping Giant is awake,” declares ABC reporter Diane Sawyer, who's reporting from Shanghai this week.
India and China have been two of the most talked about up-and-coming economies of the the last decade. Predictions of their economic clout have them listed as one of the world superpowers by 2050.
This has been reposted from the Mercy Corps blog.
It's really hard to get fresh fruits and vegetables if you live in inner-city Detroit. Fast food joins are abundant but until recently, the liquor store was your best bet if you needed a head of lettuce. In fact, there are 26 times more liquor stores than grocery stores in Detroit.
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