The new book Scarcity provides critical insights for designing better anti-poverty programs, but not for allocating scarce philanthropic resources.
Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health
The movement to reform public schools through competition and testing is a "hoax," according to a one-time promoter of the movement.
Urban leaders offer a model for tackling big global problems that nation-states are failing to address.
The founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute pursues an unfinished agenda.
Investment in "hyperdense" cities is, according to one writer, the key to solving many problems that afflict US society.
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To address social conflicts, we must learn to balance "independent" and "interdependent" selves, two cultural psychologists argue.
Internet technology can help us to connect, globally and otherwise, but only if we structure it well.
However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph
The saga of Molly Melching and Tostan, her Africa-based organization, illustrates the power of community-led change.
In the world that's now emerging, pre-modern practices that emphasize personal relationships are returning to prominence.
The disruptive force of the "new philanthropy" holds the promise of helping to reduce inequality. But will it actually do so?