Global Ideas News Brief: Ebola, a year later

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Global Ideas News Brief: Ebola, a year later

Sean Sheridan


One Year Later, Ebola Outbreak Offers Lessons for Next Epidemic
One year has passed since the declaration of what became the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths.

How Ebola changed the world

This tiny virus, invisible to the naked eye, went on to kill more than 10,000 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the 12 months that followed


Keeping Women Out Of The Work Force Is Economic Nonsense
Gender equality is "humanity's biggest project," Lakshmi Puri told the U.N. this past week.

Westerners don't appreciate how amazing contraception is
The Guardian
The family planning privileges enjoyed by women in the west need to become universal if more women are going to have control over their destinies

Financial services

Religion and money: is Islamic banking the way forward for Ethiopians?
The Guardian
What happens when it’s not just a lack of physical banks preventing communities’ access to financial services, but ethical issues too?

Financial Inclusion: Stepping-Stone to Prosperity
Huffington Post
Two and a half billion people in the world do not have access to formal financial services. This includes 80 percent of the poor

Don't Blame the Banks
Foreign Affairs
How Overregulation Chokes the Flow of Remittances to Somalia


School for Scaling
Stanford Social Innovation Review
A highly focused effort in Kenya to treat worm infections in children delivers lessons on how to expand a proven program.


China's Marxist communal farming makes way for agribusiness
Los Angeles Times
The government is promoting the consolidation of family-farmed plots into large-scale, managed enterprises. In a word: agribusinesses.

African land grabs; we cannot expect companies and financiers to regulate themselves
The Guardian
Self-regulation has failed. The financing for agriculture projects in the global south needs stringent controls to stop families losing their land and livelihoods


3 Ways Humans Create Poverty
Poverty isn't just a fact of nature. We made it happen, and we can fix it.

The Power of the Powerless
Foreign Affairs
The politics of poverty at the Doha Round

Guest post: taking slave labour out of the supply chain
Many people think that slavery ended with the demise of the barbaric trans-Atlantic trade 150 years ago. But modern forms of slavery still exist.


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