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Developing World

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...

United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Orphaned children--especially in poor countries--face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunit...

Put a Ding on It, iPhone

David Sable | Posted 11.16.2013 | Media
David Sable

Steve Jobs always understood what was right... he never went for what was selling... and by the way, he made a fortune doing it... not a shabby proposition - no?

Water: The Most Critical Asset in Your Production Strategy

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

It's the new oil, and both need to be in the business mix.

Biggest obstacles to decent health care in the developing world are managerial

Anjali Sastry | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Anjali Sastry

Picture yourself going to the doctor. You arrive by car, park nearby, and when you enter a receptionist greets you and checks your information on a co...

11-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Speaks, Internet Listens

Charles Clymer | Posted 09.20.2013 | World
Charles Clymer

We can only hope that Nada's words will spur greater action by world leaders to halt the horrifying practice of child marriage and the human trafficking epidemic that feeds it.

Louise M. Guido: What Women Really, Really Want

Louise M. Guido | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women
Louise M. Guido

Given the increasing ubiquity of a mobile phone, using this device to learn is the key to educating women in developing nations. If you're trying to reach a woman farmer or business-owner in Kenya, she probably doesn't have a landline or a computer, but she does have a mobile phone.

The Eye of the Beholder: Why Fighting Trachoma Matters

Dr. Paul Emerson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Dr. Paul Emerson

Neglected diseases like trachoma may not be as well known as HIV/AIDS or malaria, but they also are not as far removed from the developed world as we think.

A Developing World Strategy for Personalized Medicines

Michael Seo | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Seo

In 1990, the U.S. National Institutes of Health began an effort to map the human genome. This effort known as the Human Genome Project is considered t...

One Man's Crusade for 'Room to Read' for Children Without Books

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact
Gail Vida Hamburg

"Perhaps, Sir, you will someday come back with books." The words were uttered in 1998 by the headmaster of a grade school in Bahundanda, Nepal -- that had a library, but no books -- to John Wood, a stressed out American senior executive at Microsoft, who was trekking the area's famed Annapurna Circuit.

Botswana: An African Model for Progress and Prosperity

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

Botswana is undoubtedly in an opportune position to become a global economic center as De Beers Diamond Trading Company headquarters relocates from London to Gaborone in late 2013.

On Day of the Girl, Putting Girls First

Ann K. Blanc | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Ann K. Blanc

Adolescent girls in the developing world today face greater disadvantages and more limited opportunities than boys the same age.

Weapons for the Weak in the Climate Struggle

Walden Bello | Posted 11.10.2012 | World
Walden Bello

Our weapons are few, and often they are only mechanisms of moral suasion, but we must use them and hope for the best.

What We Can Learn From the Developing World to Help Us Fight Poverty at Home

Ruth Messinger | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Ruth Messinger

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngWe can strengthen our efforts to end poverty at home by taking some tips from leaders in the developing world.

Paul Ryan Should Visit Congo

Anjan Sundaram | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Anjan Sundaram

Perhaps Congo might help Paul Ryan reconsider whether rights really come from nature and God, or whether they come from government.

Living on One Dollar A Day in Haiti (VIDEO)

Matt Jones | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Matt Jones

My brother and I recruited two friends and we left our home in an affluent suburb of Philadelphia for post-earthquake Haiti. The four of us lived in a tent city in downtown Port-au-Prince and survived on $1 per day for 28 days.

Is Feeling Bad a Luxury Problem?

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.28.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Those of us who live in modern, industrialized nations may indeed be sickened by negative emotions, but surely this phenomenon is eclipsed by more pressing and serious health risks in the developing world, by "real" problems like famine, poverty, and war. Or is it?

Stop Excluding Women From Farmer Business Associations, Field School Training

Dr. Rekha Mehra | Posted 07.20.2012 | Impact
Dr. Rekha Mehra

Women farmers work hard to grow food for themselves and their families, and for sale. They plant and tend, fertilize and weed, harvest and process -- in short, do all it takes to produce a crop. But they don't get much in return.

From Under the Mattress and into the Bank: Increasing Financial Access for Women in Nigeria

Joseph W. Saunders | Posted 06.12.2012 | Money
Joseph W. Saunders

A growing chorus of voices is calling for a shift away from cash-based economies in the developing world.