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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 | 21 | Apr. 24, 2015
 

Microfinance

In Their Own Hands

How one, simple idea empowered communities worldwide: Jeffrey Ashe recounts the development of Saving for Change.
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Engaging the Citizenry Through Social Enterprise

Social enterprises can help build stability in countries facing political crises by addressing root causes of civilian discontent.

By Andrew B. Lala | Mar. 3, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

A Mantra for the Privileged

There is a lot of untapped potential in would-be entrepreneurs in developing countries. But they can’t afford to “fail fast, fail often.”

By Susannah Hares | 3 | Feb. 27, 2015
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Entrepreneurship and Ebola

Creating an ethically sourced apparel company in West Africa is hard enough, but when Ebola strikes, the challenges become almost insurmountable.
By Brandon Keim | Feb. 18, 2015
 
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Education

Bursaries for Girls

The relatively simple act of providing African girls with the money they need to stay in school has achieved significant results.
By Alicia Clegg | Feb. 18, 2015
 
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Health

School for Scaling

A highly focused effort in Kenya to treat worm infections in children delivers lessons on how to expand a proven program.
By Jessica Harrison | 2 | Feb. 18, 2015