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Economic Development

 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 

Social Entrepreneurship

A Mantra for the Privileged

There is a lot of untapped potential in would-be entrepreneurs in developing countries. But they can’t afford to “fail fast, fail often.”

By Susannah Hares | 3 | Feb. 27, 2015
 

Economic Development

Teaching Marketplace Literacy with the Help of 3D Printing

A program developed in India to provide marketplace literacy aims for impact in Illinois

 

Economic Development

The Face of Poverty

A diagnostic framework for shaping innovation and scaling strategies.

By Christian Seelos | 2 | Dec. 18, 2014
 

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 | 1 | 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 | 3 | 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