Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Is malaria's reign of terror coming to an end?
For months we have been following increasingly urgent reports about food scarcity, rising prices and vulnerable populations.
In a span of just ten days, 7,400 Cubans signed new mobile phone contracts. On April 14, President Raul Castro lifted a ban restricting ordinary citizens from purchasing personal cell phones.
I recently came upon a blog by a Chicago woman committed to living as close to a plastic-free life as possible.
Plastic bags have long been associated with litter and waste. The world uses tens of billions of plastic bags every year – bags that end up hanging from trees, traveling along freeways, escaping garbage cans and waste dumps.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has declared that a recent shipment of arms from China to Zimbabwe is completely unrelated to the current post-election tension in the country and is part of “perfectly normal tr
There's at least one commodity in the world whose rising price is benefiting rural families rather than bankrupting them.
A scramble for Africa’s resources and major manufacturing outlets has begun. India and China are emerging as competitors as each country looks to make its mark on the continent.
What impact is the U.S. economic slowdown having on developing countries? Matt Homer of the World Politics Review writes that the weakening U.S.
April 22 marks the 38th celebration of Earth Day. In honor of the day, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is presenting its Champions of Earth award.
A World Economic Forum report found Arab states made the greatest improvements in technology readiness last year — an important precursor to business development.
As Haitians take to the streets over rising food prices and Americans fret at the gas pump, South Americans seem to be weathering the hemisphere's economic storm fairly well.
A few months ago, I wrote about a team of journalists reporting on water issues and conflict in Kenya and Ethiopia, where a tremendous drought is spreading across the region.
Previous posts have examined how private enterprise can fight poverty through "creative capitalism" and corporate
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