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Developing Countries

Middle Class, a Market Force or a Political Rhetoric

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
Paul Mashegoane

Retailing stores are skyrocketing in sales, cars and houses are sold using credit like never before. On the other hand, politicians are hard at work t...

Why Are Governments Talking About "Structural Reform"?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 10.20.2016 | World
Marcelo Giugale

It is late 2016. All indicators point to a world economy that will remain weak next year and in the longer term, in advanced and developing countries alike. Governments are feeling the pressure from voters to deliver faster economic growth--and plenty of jobs.

UN To Launch Space Mission For Nations That Can’t Afford Programs

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.19.2016 | Good News

The UN is helping developing countries reach for the stars. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs announced last week that it will launch ...

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: United Nations landmark climate agreement reaches crucial threshold to en...

My Advice For Future Policymakers: See The Public's Success As Your Success

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

The most important word in "public policy" is "public" -- the people affected by the choices of policymakers. But who are these people? And what do they care most about?

The World's Refugee Crisis Needs Both A Humanitarian And Longer-Term Response

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The world's greatest risks can't be confined within borders. This is clearly the case with the ongoing refugee crisis, which is unprecedented in scale and affecting people and places far from the scene of civil war, fragility and conflict.

This Container Brings Internet To People In Need, Refugees In Remote Areas

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.11.2016 | Good News

Here is an idea that really delivers. ZubaBox is a shipping container converted into a solar-powered internet café or classroom for people in need li...

"We have a problem"

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
St. Gallen Symposium

By Elías Camhaji & Sara Rosati (Text), and Lukas Rapp (Photo) What is growth? - Why is growth still important? Do we need it? And is there a formula...

5 Places Americans Can't Travel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel

By Brooke Niemeyer, With the warmer months come sunglasses and travel plans. If you're trying to figure out your next getaway, you should ...

10 things you must know before your first trip to a developing country | Posted 11.30.2016 | Travel

By Alix Farr, Editor It can be incredibly rewarding to travel in the 'developing' world but if you're used to being on the road exclusively in the We...

How to Make Every Day, Earth Day

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

One of the small joys of annual celebration days is the comforting predictability of the pledges. As surely as the robins sing in spring, a speaker ...

The Global Risk Agility Imperative

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

In the era of man-made risk, in which risks of our own making are having such significant negative impacts on the world, decision makers' at all organizational levels must become risk managers.

A Plan to Tackle a Changing Climate

John Roome | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
John Roome

When the rains came to Senegal's capital and largest city, Dakar, in 2009, the people in Cite de Soleil were up to their chests in water. Looking forward, the climate models suggest that this will only get worse.

Is This the Greatest Thing That's Ever Happened?

Keith Gaby | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Keith Gaby

Some people worry that climate change is too hard to solve. Gridlocked politics, urbanization in the developing world, and the amount of pollution we ...

Brain Drain, Brain Gain

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

For decades, the developing world's best and brightest have set off to seek their fortunes on foreign shores. But in recent years, the tide of brain drain has been turning, with some of these so-called "sea turtles" making the voyage home.

Changing Society Through Business: Connecting Young Minds

Gazi Mueedur Rahman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Gazi Mueedur Rahman

There is a lot of value in transforming an idea into a viable business, and there is a lot of importance in creating social impact through business. N...

What Community Health Workers Can Teach Us

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

And let's do remember that that same power of relationship influences the quality of our everyday visits with our health professionals. And, what someone with a chronic illness decides to do, and not do, when they leave their doctor's office.

Pocket Einstein: Managing Your Finances in the 21st Century

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 03.22.2016 | Technology
Tilman Ehrbeck

Financial services are central to people's lives. They are needed to better manage day-to-day affairs, and they are crucial to protect from downside risks and to capture long-term opportunities. Traditional financial services have left too many working families behind.

Bringing MRI Where It's Needed Most

Lab Notes | Posted 03.17.2016 | Science
Lab Notes

MRIs provide critical early diagnosis of potentially life-threatening injuries, yet their size and cost make them difficult to deploy to hard-to-reach places.

Caltech Re-inventing the Toilet

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Cody Finke User Interface designed by Anastasia Hanan Our world, from our cars to our phones now communicates and the Internet of Th...

BookBox: Scaling children's reading

Brij Kothari | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Brij Kothari

Children's books have not scaled Few would disagree with this time-honoured prescription. Children need to grow up reading children's books, or bein...

PRONTO Team Strives to Save Millions of Babies and their Mothers: An Example of Scaling Innovation in Health Care

Reiner Lomb | Posted 02.12.2017 | Impact
Reiner Lomb

This is about how a passionate group of doctors, midwives and nurses are transforming themselves so they can transform the world. They are the founders of PRONTO International, a nonprofit that invented an effective, simulation-based solution for training medical staff to save the lives of mothers and babies during birth emergencies.

Design Also Matters to People in the Developing World!

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.01.2017 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Wash, dry and carry kit for sanitary pads, by Sohyun Kim, Tanjana Vasily and Mariko Iwai Design driven new entrepreneurial ventures promise a reinvig...

Has the Global Trade-Development Link Peaked?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.26.2017 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Developing countries and emerging market economies have benefited from opportunities to transfer technology from abroad and to undergo domestic structural transformation via trade integration.

Solar: The Catalyst for Economic Growth and Improved Health in the World's Most Rural Locations

Cathy Zoi | Posted 01.07.2017 | Green
Cathy Zoi

Late last year my colleagues and I visited a remote village in rural Rajasthan, India. We were greeted by village leaders offering fresh flower garland necklaces while a joyous collection of enthusiastic, young boys beat drums and tins of all sizes in the background.