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Economic Development

 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 

Economic Development

Taking Lessons from Africa’s Youth

Those who want a prosperous future for the continent need to engage—and listen to—its young leaders.

By Sir Fazle Hasan Abed & Reeta Roy | 4 | Jun. 13, 2013
 
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Economic Development

Product Paternalism

Women’s empowerment means voter choice, partner choice, healthcare choice, reproductive choice, career choice, and consumer choice.

By Jonathan C. Lewis | 6 | Jun. 10, 2013
 

Socially Responsible Business

Mandatory CSR in India: A Bad Proposal

Looked at from the perspective of the political right, and the left, and the center, the proposed law making CSR mandatory is a really bad idea.

By Aneel Karnani | 17 | May. 20, 2013
 

Economic Development

From Theory to Practice

Advance market commitments can help solve global development problems impaired by market failure.

By Angela Rastegar Campbell | May. 14, 2013
 

Economic Development

The Future City

Delivering change in urban economies.

By Shaina Doar and Jonathan K. Law | 1 | Apr. 15, 2013
 

Nonprofits

The Ugly Truth About Scale

The social sector tackles challenges that affect billions—it’s time to get real about what prevents us from solving our challenges.

By Ben Mangan | 11 | Mar. 4, 2013
 

Environment

Resilience Meets Disaster Economics

Investing to stop disasters before they start can save lives and money.

By Neal Keny-Guyer | Feb. 6, 2013
 
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Economic Development

Weathering Climate Change: The Role of Local Currencies

Local currency systems could strengthen metro economies and provide funds to address climate change and other urban problems.

By John Boik | Feb. 5, 2013
 

Economic Development

Defining Developing

Understanding the intricacies of making progress in a developing nation.

By Danielle Livneh | 3 | Jan. 24, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The Truth About Disruptive Development

The West shouldn’t create solutions to problems we don’t understand using fashionable mobile technologies.

By Ken Banks | 20 | Jan. 16, 2013