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Global Issues

 

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

 
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Arts

What Can Cities Expect of the Arts?

Many cities claim they plan to renew themselves through the arts, but solving urban problems requires more than a few artists-in-residence.

By Kelly Kleiman | 2 | Aug. 17, 2012
 
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Education

India Needs More Teachers, Better Teachers

If teachers aren’t focused on guiding students to learn and gain knowledge, the fight against educational inequity won’t progress.

By Devanik Saha | 4 | Aug. 14, 2012
 
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Civil Society

Q&A with Interfaith Leader Eboo Patel

Spreading religious pluralism in a time of violent prejudice.

By Courtney E. Martin | Aug. 14, 2012
 
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Global Issues

The Three R’s of the London Summer

An update on social innovation news and events from England's capital.

By Charmian Love | Aug. 13, 2012
 
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Civil Society

Losing the Courage of Your Convictions

We must be willing to continually examine and test our core convictions and assumptions, and confirm that they are worth holding.

By Timothy Ogden | Aug. 10, 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
 

Technology & Design

Nonprofits in the Age of the “New Citizen”

Good intentions abound in the civic and social technology movement—why are so few nonprofits participating?

By Sheetal Singh | 9 | Aug. 2, 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