Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Staff picks: What we're reading this week.
Motivated by social inequality, Heather Fleming is bringing human-centered design to the developing world.
Damyad Rumagam's family has grown nutmeg for generations. As they make connections with global buyers, the price they earn for the spice is increasing.
Pak Haji Muhyi lost an entire rice harvest to poor seeds from an unscrupulous supplier. Using his cell phone and a network of agriculture experts, he's confident that will be the last harvest he loses to bad information.
When you boil charity down, it’s really a wealth transfer mechanism. It’s good for what it’s good for, but it’s not creating wealth, it’s not creating prosperity. It’s keeping people from tragedy or disaster, which is its proper role.
In the global youth unemployment crisis, Germany sets the gold standard for technical and vocational education and training. And that’s the problem. Is the gold standard too high-cost and high-touch to be adopted elsewhere?
Mercy Corps works with a private company, Xylem, to address urgent water needs in some of the toughest places on Earth. Why work with a partner?
Fat vs. lean countries + Maximizing impact. Staff picks: What we're reading this week.
Global Ideas News BriefMar. 18, 2014
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In the dry, northern Karamoja region of Uganda, 50 years of humanitarian aid has left the region entrenched in a culture of dependency. Underlying long-term peace and food security is a need for strong local governance, but donors often don’t find that as exciting as emergency relief.
At a time when fair trade certification was a hallmark of the coffee industry, Nossa Familia Coffee established a different model. To learn more about how the small company is fair without ‘fair trade,’ Global Envision visited the family's Portland, Ore., roastery.
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