Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
This year, the Gates Foundation is looking to tackle four monumental tasks by 2030. While the Gates letter always makes headlines, plenty of entrepreneurs and organizations have long been working in those sectors and have dreamed up real solutions to these problems. Here are four fascinating projects to watch this year.
How major coffee companies are using their collective weight and expertise to make hunger in coffee-growing communities around the world a thing of the past.
If governments, companies and civil society rise to the challenge of investing in data in ways that drive change and improvement, then that could be the moment when we know if the data revolution will be more than just a good idea.
Elizabeth Littlefield argues that we promote two starkly different images of sub-Saharan Africa and overlook the true opportunities this diverse continent has to offer.
From deforestation to “poo profits,” these most well-read posts of 2014 remind us of the of the incredible people and programs that fought for global development over the past year.
Paul Farmer, "the man who would cure the world," has several things to say about our handling of the Ebola epidemic.
Why has a health crisis pushed so many people into hunger, and how can we prevent the catastrophic consequences?
Sixty-five years after the United Nations officially condemned human trafficking, slavery quietly flourishes in every corner of the globe, from Hong Kong to Bangladesh to Russia to, yes, the United States.
World Toilet Day brings up the very real consequences of not dealing with this taboo subject.
South Sudan is facing the most severe food crisis in the world. After eight months of humanitarian response, however, only one-third of civilians in need of assistance have received it. So what can we be doing differently?
Curated news and insights about innovative, market-driven solutions to poverty explored through news, commentary and discussion.
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