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Economic Development

 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 

Environment

Managing Our Way to Economic Decline, Revisited

Businesses worldwide are putting themselves at risk if they don’t respond effectively to the story of climate change.

By Lars Moratis | Oct. 25, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Accelerating Job Creation Results

An innovative investment opportunity to increase results—not rhetoric—on quality job creation for all.

By Jose Corona | 6 | Oct. 24, 2012
 

Global Issues

Impatient Capital

Highlights from the Clinton Global Initiative 2012.

By Marcia Stepanek | Sep. 28, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Information as a Cash Crop

In East Africa, access to accurate, timely information is improving the livelihood of entrepreneurial farmers.

By Konstantin Zvereff | Sep. 11, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Trust and Technology

Together, the public and private sector can develop affordable and truly accessible banking solutions that benefit the world’s poor.

By William Brindley | Sep. 5, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Smartphones and Mobile Payments

The penetration of smartphones in the US has caused jockeying for position in the new mobile payments space—can this happen in developing countries too?

By Ignacio Mas | 1 | Aug. 31, 2012
 
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Food

Regionalizing US Food Systems

Exploring the role of regional models—takeaways from the University of Vermont’s first-ever food systems summit.

By Cynthia Belliveau | 2 | Aug. 23, 2012
 

Economic Development

Development Controversy a Sign of Sophistication

Public debate about two prominent poverty-alleviation programs shows that over the past 15 years international development has become much more scientific.

By Dean Karlan & Caroline Fiennes | Aug. 7, 2012
 

Economic Development

Running for Economic Development in Kenya

An interview with Wilson Kiriungi, CEO of Run with Kenyans.

By Chris Markl | 1 | Aug. 3, 2012
 
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Environment

Disadvantaged Populations Feel the Heat

The connection between environmental quality and the predicament of disadvantaged populations is coming into ever-sharper relief.

By Karim Al-Khafaji | 8 | Aug. 3, 2012