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Energy

Get Rid of the Grid?

An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.
By Pepukaye Bardouille & Dirk Muench | 2 | Aug. 13, 2014
 

Economic Development

Making Cash Pay Off

GiveDirectly relies on high tech and hard data to test whether large cash transfers can alleviate extreme poverty.
By Brandon Keim | May. 14, 2014
 

Technology & Design

Taking Mobile Money to the Next Level

For mobile money services to evolve, providers need to support all the activities that go on before, during, and after customers make payments.

By Ignacio Mas | May. 6, 2014
 

Technology & Design

The Challenge of Scaling Digitally

The role of emerging technologies in traditionally “high-touch” development organizations—insights from BRAC’s recent Frugal Innovation Forum.

By Maria A. May | 1 | Apr. 18, 2014
 

Government

Beyond Aid

As leaders across sectors convene to discuss the new global agenda, the opportunity to collaborate on a new breed of large-scale development projects known as innovative financing has never been brighter.

By Angela Rastegar Campbell | Mar. 25, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

GiveDirectly? Not So Fast.

We are mistaking an important experiment for a proven solution.

By Kevin Starr & Laura Hattendorf | 17 | Mar. 11, 2014
 
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Technology & Design

SMART CITIES: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

SMART CITIES explores how the combination of city growth and new technology can bring opportunities for the future.
By Anthony M. Townsend | Oct. 18, 2013
 

Technology & Design

Mobile Phones Build Peace

New research illustrates how we can overcome challenges facing post-conflict countries like Afghanistan through the use of mobile phones.

By Ylva Lindberg & Stina Torjesen | Aug. 15, 2013
 

Economic Development

Social Innovation Creates Prosperous Societies

The old paradigm of government aid is inadequate. What's needed are innovative solutions that foster sustainable economic growth.
 

The Mobile Continent

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

By Erik Hersman | 3 | Feb. 21, 2013