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Economic Development

 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 
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The Hidden Pitfalls of Inclusive Innovation

What business leaders need to know to create successful products and services for the poor in emerging markets.

 

Feeding Relationships

Social capital has enabled Second Harvest Japan to overcome cultural resistance to its operating model. Includes magazine extras.

 

An Absorbing Problem

To help low-income residents, urban communities need to build up their capacity for using investment capital effectively.

 

Cuban Remix

In measured but far-reaching ways, a state-controlled economy is opening a space for socially responsible enterprise.

 

All in One Place

Single Stop USA provides low-income Americans with a convenient gateway to a wider range of services and benefits.

 
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The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion

Research on the needs and habits of the poor shows that nonprofits can serve a vital function in expanding access to financial services.

 

Cultivating a Neglected Field

Seven lending organizations are teaming up to meet the large-scale needs of smallholder farms in the developing world.

 
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Design for Cleaner Living

A team of social innovators is devising ways to put urban India on track to a tidier future.

 
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Rethinking Poverty

Recent discoveries in brain science shed light on what holds the poor back—and on how to help them get ahead.

 
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No Value

A "big think" look at the future of capitalism fails to reckon with the factors that make capitalism so resilient.

Reviewed By Timothy Ogden | Fall 2014