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Global Issues

 

Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health

 

Time for the Plural Sector

To create a healthy society the plural sector needs to take its rightful place alongside the private and public sectors.

 
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The Time Bank Solution

For decades, time banking has been a relatively small-scale movement. But signs are emerging that it may be an idea whose time has come.

 
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Crisis Tech

Listening closely to users has enabled developers to create digital tools that support responses to the recent Ebola outbreak.

 
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Getting Creative About Corruption

A group in Lebanon deploys a wide range of methods—from mobile apps to street theater—to thwart bribe-taking by officials.

 

Booked for Revival

A combination of fresh funding and e-book technology will enable publishers to give new life to out-of-print scholarly works.

 

Source of Opportunity

Sama Group, a social enterprise that connects disadvantaged people with digital work, is expanding its reach to the United States.

 

More Than a Meal

Technical ingenuity and private funding enable Akshaya Patra to serve hot, healthy lunches to 1.4 million Indian children every day.

 

Lifting Up Day Labor

A social enterprise called In Every Story brings better pay—and a spirit of empathy—to a highly marginalized workforce.

 

Zone of Impact

A school-based collective impact project in West Dallas, Texas, is yielding lessons on how to compile and use big data.

 

Going Off-Script

Spontaneous protest activity—a vital part of many social movements—can arise from a variety of conditions