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Economic Development

 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 

Economic Development

Fostering the Creative Economy

The creative industries—those at the crossroads of arts, culture, business, and technology—can offer an economic jump-start for recovering economies.

By Epaminondas Farmakis | Nov. 24, 2014
 

Economic Development

Preserving the American Dream

Cultivating successful cities with talent, opportunity, and engagement.

By Carol Coletta | Nov. 11, 2014
 

Government

Fostering the Role of Anchor Institutions

A new report details how the federal government can facilitate partnerships between communities and anchor institutions to increase economic opportunity.

By Tracey Ross | 2 | Oct. 30, 2014
 
Nicolas Hazard, Groupe SOS

Health

Jobs for Better Health

Helping those excluded from the labor market reach their full potential will have a huge effect on health care and the economy.

By Nicolas Hazard | Aug. 26, 2014
 

Economic Development

Community Development Needs a Quarterback

We need to take a new, more holistic approach to creating economic opportunity.

 

Global Issues

Building a Think-and-Do Tank

A dozen lessons from the development-policy trenches.

By Lawrence MacDonald & Todd Moss | Jul. 11, 2014
 

Economic Development

Will a Higher Minimum Wage Help the Poor?

Raising the minimum wage appears to help the poor, but these policies fail to create the conditions that help people move from poverty to prosperity.

By Paul Godfrey | 4 | Jun. 30, 2014
 

Civil Society

Accelerating Civic Innovation Through “Strategic Doing”

A new approach to strategy is producing collaborations that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable.

By Ed Morrison & Scott Hutcheson | 2 | Jun. 20, 2014
 

Global Issues

Putting Politics Back Into Development

Why the international development community cannot ignore the role of politics in creating sustainable social change.

By Michael Bear Kleinman | 7 | Jun. 12, 2014
 

Economic Development

Tackling Financial Exclusion

How to provide sustainable banking solutions for low-income consumers in the United States and abroad.

By Chris Page & David Porteous | 1 | May. 12, 2014