Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Mercy Corps' Chief Innovation Officer, Ann Mei Chang, will be leading the U.S. Global Development Lab as its first executive director.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is catching heat for his efforts to reform the organization.
A weekly round-up of mainstream news about the context in which Mercy Corps works, focused on economic development and innovations.
Economist Jeffrey Sachs wants to help the poor escape what he calls a "poverty trap," and has spearheaded a project that, he hopes, will help.
At a press conference held the other day in Beijing, President Xi and President Obama announced critical pollution reform. That wasn’t all that went down.
World Toilet Day brings up the very real consequences of not dealing with this taboo subject.
A year ago on November 8, Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines, leaving a trail of devastation. Here's where things stand today--and what else needs to happen.
A weekly roundup of mainstream news about the context in which Mercy Corps works, focused on economic development and innovations.
M-Pesa’s mobile money-transfer service has been a sweeping success story in Kenya. But advances in the banking sector are catching up and new rivals are joining the race with their own mobile platforms.
Staff picks: this week's roundup of mainstream news about the context in which Mercy Corps works, focused on economic development and innovations.
Rather than simply discussing “what should be done,” the Clinton Global Initiative asks participants to create specific, actionable steps--putting money where their mouths are.
With lives embedded in regional upheaval, emerging leaders came to Portland and translated their big ideas into do-able social change projects.
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.
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