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Universal Basic Income Is Our Best Weapon Against The Rising Far Right

Prof. Guy Standing | Posted 01.17.2017 | Home
Prof. Guy Standing

LONDON ― A groundbreaking pilot project launched this week in Finland. The government is going to give a randomly selected group of 2,000 unemployed...

Here's All The Ways Giving Cash To Poor People Helps

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.16.2016 | Impact

Ending poverty may be as simple as putting cash into the hands of people who need it. While supporting aid organizations and donating goods to people ...

Facebook Co-Founder Giving Millions Directly To The Poor, No Strings Attached

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

GiveDirectly has a straightforward approach to helping the world's poorest people: just give them cash, no strings attached. The New York-based nonpr...

Nico Pitney

This Startup Gives Poor People A Year's Income, No Strings Attached | Nico Pitney | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact

They've given away $15 million and counting, and the results have been extraordinary.

Want Change? Invest Money

Leila Pakkala | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Leila Pakkala

A growing body of evidence suggests that social protection measures -- with cash grants leading the way -- are, in fact, an innovative, efficient way of reducing poverty. Are they the most effective? Perhaps. What's certainly clear is that, far from being a cost, they have become an investment.

In Liberia, Mobile Banking to Help Ebola-affected Women Traders

UN Women | Posted 01.17.2015 | Home
UN Women

In a country where approximately 85 percent of daily market traders are women, Ebola prevention measures are having a drastic impact on their livelihoods and economic security.

Subsidies -- Love Them or Hate Them, It's Better to Target Them

Masood Ahmed | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Masood Ahmed

Like many things, there may be a time and a place for using subsidies. But they need to be better targeted. And, often, there will be better alternatives. Alternatives that do a better job of protecting the poor.