Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Presented by Jeffrey Garten at Mercy Corps
The world is not ending, and the sky is not falling. But the rise of the global South and East promises to reward the world's most innovative risk-takers.
Development aid is meant to support marginalized populations. But sometimes that aid can hurt the very people it was intended to help.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week announced a $44 million commitment with the Skoll Foundation to scale up game-changing global poverty innovations.
Ignoring gender-based data can cause aid agencies to miss entire segments of people in need, and even cause harm.
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An economy can’t thrive if half its population is ignored.
Years after the disaster, people are still turning challenges into opportunities in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.
As the Islamic finance sector booms, sharia-compliant systems present opportunities for growth as well as reflection on western economic models.
"If more and better information within agricultural markets can make uncertainty recede like darkness in front of a candle, the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange is a bank of high-powered floodlights," writes Tate Watkins in GOOD magazine.
As battles over land rights increase and intensify, development stalls.
Even as problems with microfinance continue to spread, cross—border microfinance is firing up.
In Ethiopia, Mercy Corps is empowering two generations of women at once by paying mothers to keep their daughters in school.
Curated news and insights about innovative, market-driven solutions to poverty explored through news, commentary and discussion.
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