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Developing World

How Eco-Friendly Cookstoves Are Saving Lives And Solving A Gender Rights Problem

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact

Household air pollution from cooking with solid fuels caused about 4.3 million deaths, most of them women and children, in 2012. And to Phil Ferranto,...

We Can Defeat Malaria

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

Where women and families live should not determine if they live -- this is the philosophy driving Jhpiego's work in 14 countries to defeat malaria, a disease that impacts millions primarily in low-income countries.

Jonathan Cohn

More People In The Developing World Are Getting Bank Accounts, But There's An Asterisk On That Progress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

Poverty in the developing world can seem utterly intractable -- such a big problem, and so hard to address, that it’s not even worth trying. But a n...

These Social Innovators Are Transforming The World, And You've Probably Never Even Heard Their Names

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

A global organization has recognized several philanthropic entrepreneurs in hopes that the honor will benefit their causes around the world. The S...

When You Buy Sanitary Pads From This Company, You'll Give A Girl In Need A Month's Supply

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact

In some developing regions of the world, a girl having her period isn't simply a monthly occurrence -- it's a barrier to accessing education. Becau...

Melinda Gates Shares Personal Reason She Wants All Women To Have Access To Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact

Melinda Gates understands why contraceptives are vital to the health and well-being of women in the developing world. Her own life would be different ...

Bill Gates Says Studying Dinosaurs Can Help Us Save More Kids' Lives

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact

The bones of prehistoric beasts aren't just cool to uncover -- they can be vital tools in today's fight against malnutrition, too. In a Feb. 24 bl...

Let's Empower Local Microfinance Solutions

Joyce Kim | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Joyce Kim

But as the tech world continues to develop sleeker financial technology, let's not forget about the potential for sustainable progress and pervasive change in microfinance, for the people who need it most.

Man Takes On Daunting Task Of Listening To Nickelback For 168 Hours Straight For Charity

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact

Nickelback isn't everyone's cup of tea. The rock band -- which arguably has garnered as many passionate non-fans online as it has fans in the real...

People In Developing World Use Paperless Platforms To Get Loans, Build Credit

QUARTZ | Leo Mirani | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact

In recent years, the banking and finance industries have not done a lot to earn the trust of consumers in the West. But in poor countries, basic finan...

Give a Girl a Savings Account and Watch What Happens Next

Joyce Kim | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Joyce Kim

Focusing on girls is a priority for Stellar because we're looking for ways to have a massive global impact on access to financial services. Taking a page from The Girl Effect, this is our (financial-centric) response to, Why girls?

One Of The Most Effective Ways To Fight Hunger In Developing World Is To Build Better Roads: Study

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Billion-dollar investments in basic transport and electricity in developing nations are amon...

The Hunger Language

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

A parent who doesn't feed his/her hungry child is judged harshly -- and children come to understand that being fed regularly is their birth right, their entitlement. This is not the case for those living in poverty and with food insecurity.

This 12-Year-Old Invented A Robot That Could Help End Malaria

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

David Cohen understands that mosquitoes aren't just pesky annoyances -- they're global killers, too. That's why the 12-year-old from Dallas invent...

From B.U.M to Bamboo

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Creating positive social change has been a deep seeded desire from my earliest memories and is part of who I am. Although a firm believer in capitalism, it is my heart for people that drives me and has been at the core of my entrepreneurial career since leaving home at 17, with nothing but $300 and a dream.

Underserved Kids Learn A Year's Worth Of Math In 6 Weeks, Thanks To New App

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact

In a developing country where nearly half the population is under 14 years old, one-on-one teaching can be near impossible -- a 90-student classroom i...

Mobile Phones Save Lives in Timor-Leste

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Mary Anne Mercer

"A pregnant woman has one foot in the grave." This common saying reflects the reality in many developing countries: bearing a child is one of the main risks to a woman's life. In the poor countries of the world, giving birth is both one of the most significant days in a woman's life but also a time when she is closest to losing it.

How Small Loans Mean Big Changes For Rural Women

Julie Slama | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Julie Slama

In most countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, poverty is concentrated in the rural areas, where approximately 125 million people live. The majority of the population is made up of self-employed farmers and small business owners who rely on their own hard work to survive.

On International Women's Day, ‘Invisible' Women Need Financial Access

Mary Ellen Iskenderian | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact
Mary Ellen Iskenderian

Wherever she lives, no matter what country, when a woman controls her own finances she invests that money in ways that can bring about long-term change -- education for her children, health care and better housing for her family. But low-income women around the world are routinely denied access to the basic financial products that most of us take for granted.

America May Finally Be Becoming a Developed Nation

Marten Weber | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

The greatest nation on earth leaves its own citizens to die because of corporate greed, faulty laws, and lack of compassion. The greatest nation on earth leaves a large portion of its population without access to even a basic standard of living.

Sovereign Wealth Funds Are Coming Home

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Followers of this blog have read several recent pieces on the changing landscape of investment finance in developing countries, particularly in natura...

What If The Greatest Innovations In Education Exist Where You Least Expect Them?

Adam Braun | Posted 02.10.2014 | TED Weekends
Adam Braun

What if the answers we're looking for to better educate kids in U.S. schools actually exist within the best methods being deployed for those at the absolute base of the pyramid -- the underserved children living in bamboo and mud huts across the developing world?

New Strategies to End Hunger: Howard Buffett's 40 Chances: Hope for a Hungry World

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steve Mariotti

My friendship with Warren Buffett's son Howard G. Buffett goes back to 1991, when I met him through philanthropist Ray Chambers at a youth mentoring m...

Power to the People: Who Leads and Who Benefits from Technology Growth in Emerging Markets

William Brindley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William Brindley

In order to grasp just how, and by whose instigation, the developing world will be changed by technology you need to look carefully at the differing dynamics of each emerging market and interrogate the views of business leaders on the ground - familiar with the local economies and how they're changing.

UN: 7.3 Million Teen Births In Developing World

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — Teen pregnancies in the developing world are declining, but more than 7 million girls under the age of 18 are still giving b...