Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Unlearn economics. Forget GDPs and growth rates. Ignore financial institutions (and their crises). Rethink well-being and worth. What do you care about? What in your life holds the greatest value?
When the government fails to provide, the savvy entrepreneur fills the gaps—but not without criticism.
Even in the most remote parts of Kenya, there are little shops that sell sodas and mobile phone cards. But too often, the pharmacies of the nation's clinics and public hospitals are empty.
Is Mexico on its way to becoming the new Land of Opportunity?
At the end of a movie, the credits run for cast and crew. At the end of a war, soldiers receive Purple Hearts and well-earned pensions. But when is the production crew of a war recognized?
For developing countries, war is rarely "good for business." War can destroy what few possessions and opportunities the poor have, trapping them in an endless cycle of violence and economic misery.
They own apartments instead of huts. They exploit technology to organize revolutions. They are Africa’s new middle class — and they are still living on less than $20 a day.
A "Made In China" tag is often associated with poorly paid women laboring over cheap goods for Western buyers. But a Fast Company article illustrates a more complicated reality.
Developing-world mothers, too poor to feed their families, are increasingly finding work abroad and sending the fruits of their labor to the children they will not raise.
Chances are you're pretty familiar with microfinance. But have you ever heard of microconsignment? Microconsignment is similar to microfinance in a lot of ways, but with a unique twist.
This has been reposted from the Mercy Corps blog.
This has been reposted from The Mercy Corps Blog.
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.
Modern slavery takes many forms.
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