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Nonprofits

Why the Social Sector Needs the Scientific Method

A flawed study on deworming children—and new studies that expose its errors—reveal why activists and philanthropists alike need safeguards.

By Caroline Fiennes | 2 | Jul. 22, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Business Growth for Good: Why Context Matters

Corporations can achieve growth in emerging markets by investing in and organizing around sustainable and inclusive business activities.

 

Global Issues

Using Social Incubation to Drive Local Innovation

A look at why and how social innovation can catalyze solutions for local problems from within the community, rather than by importing ideas from the outside.

By Gabriel Seidman & Teresa Chahine | 1 | Jul. 14, 2015
 

Education

Schools Aren’t Just Buildings

Innovation education is critical in East Africa and beyond.

By Mary Tangelder & Roshan Paul | 3 | Jul. 6, 2015
 

Global Issues

Overcoming Corruption in Emerging Markets

Lessons from two Nigerian firms and how nonprofits can help.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Creating a Level Playing Field for Social Innovators in Africa

By supporting local innovators, we can solve more social problems and deepen our access to new systems thinking.

By Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli | 16 | Jun. 3, 2015
 
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Technology & Design

Crisis Tech

Listening closely to users has enabled developers to create digital tools that support responses to the recent Ebola outbreak.
By Suzie Boss | May. 13, 2015
 
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Government

Text the Vote

In a classic leapfrogging initiative, Libya has enabled its citizens to complete voter registration via digital messaging technology.
By Suzie Boss | May. 13, 2015
 

Economic Development

Source of Opportunity

Sama Group, a social enterprise that connects disadvantaged people with digital work, is expanding its reach to the United States.
By Suzie Boss | May. 13, 2015
 
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Energy

Five Innovations That Will Electrify Africa

How a continent of over 1 billion off-grid customers can move from darkness to light over the next decade.

By Joshua Romisher | 29 | Apr. 24, 2015