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Economic Development

 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 
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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
 

Microfinance

Social Enterprises and Growth: Lessons from the Microcredit Debate

Ambition to scale makes MFIs more financially driven.

By Ignacio Mas and David del Ser | 1 | Jul. 30, 2012
 
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Environment

Holding the Line Means Losing

Using quantified conservation for environmental gain.

By Joe Whitworth | Jul. 24, 2012
 
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Urban Development

Wanted: New Frameworks for Urban Housing

As global base of the pyramid urban evictions intensify, we need good quality, affordable housing that creates attractive profit opportunities.

By Ruban Selvanayagam | 2 | Jul. 5, 2012
 

Urban Development

Ten Cities, Ten Projects

A report from the first-ever EcoDistricts Institute—how 10 cities are integrating green buildings and infrastructure with community action and civic entrepreneurship.

By Rob Bennett | Jun. 6, 2012
 

Education

Training to Save?

Does financial education training for children in Ghana help instill a culture of good decision-making? Take a reader survey and find out.

By Annie Duflo & Dean Karlan | 3 | May. 31, 2012