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Economic Development

 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 

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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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
 

Economic Development

There’s No G-D-P in “A Better Economy”

Shifting the focus away from GDP would lead to real economic progress.

By Rob Dietz & Dan O'Neill | 5 | Jan. 7, 2013
 

Economic Development

Imagine Trying to Get a Loan Without a Financial Identity

InVenture enables people in India and Kenya to send their financial data via SMS and get a simple financial overview of their monetary lives.

By Esha Chhabra | 1 | Dec. 21, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Community Development: Reflecting on What Works

The community development sector's traditional tools and relationships are outdated and insufficient to address current problems.

By Ben Hecht | 2 | Dec. 7, 2012