Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
This has been reposted from the Mercy Corps blog.
A recent Christian Science Monitor article takes a look at one school's approach to helping young women address the challenges of poverty and unemployment in Uganda.
We may be in the midst of global recession, but if countries react by curbing their trade with each other, it will only hurt the poorest among them.
The collapse of Iceland's three largest banks earlier this year sent ripples through the country's economy.
The Algerian government hopes to boost the country's economy by shifting the weekend from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday. The change comes after 33 years of Thursday-Friday weekends.
One in every five people living in Indian cities live in slums.
Eight years ago Microsoft hosted the first Imagine Cup, a year long contest that challenges students to use technology to come up with solutions to the world's toughest problems.
Life is difficult in a country that is 80 percent ice.
That's why 58,000-person Greenland has a different stake in climate change than the rest of us: warming could lead to economic growth.
At the beginning of July, two influential religious and spiritual leaders made statements within days of each other about the financial crisis and the responsibility of the wealthy to help the poor: Pope Benedict XVI and the Dalai Lama.
In the past year, there's been a substantial rise in the number of Americans starting backyard gardens and growing their own food. But few are growing food for 10,000 people.
As the Pakistani Army continues to defend the Swat Valley against Taliban insurgents, some of the millions of displaced residents are beginning to return home.
The U.S. farming industry has taken quite a hit recently.
The Christian Science Monitor reports that the Israeli naval blockade of the Gaza strip is crippling the Gazan fishing industry.
Equatorial Guinea is, to most, a relatively unknown country squeezed between Cameroon and Gabon on Africa’s eastern coast. But this tiny country with a spotty past is a rarity in today's economic climate.
They arrive during the night with their construction tools. Some come with hired security guards.
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