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Economic Development

 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 

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The community development sector's traditional tools and relationships are outdated and insufficient to address current problems.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

Economic Development

Designing a Social Impact Bond in the Tropics

Five early lessons on implementing SIBs in developing countries.