Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
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
As of November Ireland joined the ranks of Greece and Portugal as the latest European country to accept a bailout.
Recently, international creditors forgave almost $20 billion in foreign debt amassed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The debt was mostly ac
Of the three main microcredit models; non-profit, commercial, and regulated full financial services, which is best equipped to help the poor?
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
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