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Global Issues

 

Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health

 

Government

Solving D.C. Gridlock Without Sacrificing the Voice of the Minority

Storable votes offer a potential new direction for solving gridlock in polarized environments.

 

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
 
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Technology & Design

Putting the Power of Design in the Hands of the Poor

By Daniel Altman | 2 | May. 29, 2012
 

Education

What Higher Education Should Look Like

A look at the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership.

By Roshan Paul | 4 | May. 25, 2012
 
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Food

Having Your Sustainable Cake and Eating It Too

Long-term investment in organic agriculture will provide above-market returns, environmental impact, and—in the developing world—enormous social impact.

By Rufo Quintavalle | 2 | May. 22, 2012
 

Positioned for Transformation: Expanding the Scope of Health Care

The opportunities and challenges behind addressing the gap between a patient’s medical and social needs.

 
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Health

Focus on Health

Critics of Obamacare have taken away attention from important aspects of the act, such as its focus on keeping people healthy.

By Eric Nee | May. 17, 2012
 

Technology & Design

Managing Technology for Social Change

There is a great deal of untapped potential in consistently applying existing technologies to support, and in fact, direct social change.

By Arti Khanna | 1 | May. 16, 2012
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Fostering Social Entrepreneurship in Lebanon

Social entrepreneurship provides a path to transform Lebanon’s challenges into opportunities for change and development.

By Gilbert Doumit | May. 15, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

The Power and Possibility of Simple Technology

A new study reveals how Minnesota nonprofits are using everyday technology to innovate.

By Judith E. Alnes | May. 11, 2012