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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
 

Human Rights

Becoming a Woman

A growing number of Maasai in Kenya are ending female circumcision and replacing it with other coming-of-age rituals.
By Eric Nee | Feb. 18, 2015
 

Developing a Global Marketplace for Social Services

Bonds for schoolgirls and malaria vaccines: Pay-for-success initiatives are now tackling issues in the developing world.

By Antara Ganguli | 6 | Dec. 16, 2014
 

Education

The Returns to a Good Education

If children worldwide are to receive the education they deserve, debate needs to move beyond public versus private, profit versus nonprofit.

By Katelyn Donnelly & Susannah Hares | 9 | Dec. 10, 2014
 

Individual Giving

The $338 Million Ebola Giving Gap

Why corporate and individual giving to fight Ebola lags far behind that of other crises, and how to unlock more dollars.

By Vicky Hausman & Sylvia Warren | 1 | Nov. 12, 2014