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Global Issues

 

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

 

How Fair Trade Grew

Variances in the experience of producer countries strongly affect how fair trade markets have evolved.

 
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Overfished Ocean Strategy

Overfished Ocean Strategy: Powering Up Innovation for a Resource-Deprived World is a book about business innovation and the specific principles that allow companies to navigate empty economic oceans with grace.

By Nadya Zhexembayeva | Aug. 5, 2014
 

Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education

Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education offers real-world examples of how educators are using data to improve learning.

 

The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World

The Big Pivot outlines strategies for saving our world in the face of today's climate and resource challenges.

By Andrew S. Winston | May. 29, 2014
 

The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving our Most Complex Challenges

In The Social Labs Revolution, Zaid Hassan argues in favor of an experimental, rather than a planning-based, approach to today's challenges.

By Zaid Hassan | 2 | May. 15, 2014
 

Government by Toolkit

The first chief technology officer of the United States offers a vision for remaking public services.

Reviewed By Sonal Shah | Summer 2014
 

Big Data for Social Innovation

Nonprofits lag behind business and science in using big data effectively.

 

Making Cash Pay Off

GiveDirectly relies on high tech and hard data to test whether large cash transfers can alleviate extreme poverty.

 

Pop-Up Housing

In London, the YMCA is combining prefab construction with stylish design to create a new kind of affordable home.

 

The Trouble With Top-Down

The limits of technocratic, one-size-fits-all approaches to economic development have become all too evident.

Reviewed By Kevin Starr | Summer 2014