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Roma Politics

John Feffer | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
John Feffer

A key question facing Roma politicians is whether to run as candidates with the major political parties or to push forward with a Roma-identified initiative.

Bridging NYC's Income Inequality Gap

Bill de Blasio | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Bill de Blasio

CEO pay averages an annual salary of $9.7 million -- 354 times what the average worker earns. There are even restaurants that offer diners $1,000 caviar pizza. But nearly half of all New Yorkers are at or below the poverty level.

How-To Network Yourself Like A Change Agent Pro

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Networking begins with being selfish. For a successful career in social entrepreneurship, social change work and life itself, become a selfish listen...

Checking in on the Human Yardstick

Victoria Quinn | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Victoria Quinn

What more do we need to do to make the elimination of child undernutrition an urgent goal not just for child survival but also for national economic development?

Playing Catch Up in Eastern Europe

John Feffer | Posted 08.05.2013 | World
John Feffer

We talked about the growing divide between the Balkans and the rest of Europe, the expectations that EU accession have produced, and what it means that Bulgarians like Turkish soap operas so much.

Indego Africa's Women-Led Global Supply Chain

Indego Africa | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Indego Africa

The effectiveness of Indego Africa's market access program for our artisan partners is only as good as its globally-integrated sales, creative, and production function.

How-To Be An Imperfect Woman Of Change

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 07.26.2013 | Women
Jonathan Lewis

Social entrepreneurs of both sexes are imperfect beings -- with imperfect answers - acting on imperfect information -- for causes with imperfect resul...

A Great Lakes Roadmap for Peace -- and Development

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Several officials in the DRC told the Secretary-General and me the same line: "We are a rich country with the poorest people." What they didn't say was that the DRC is a rich country with people thirsty for peace.

Do CEOs matter?

Angela Perkey | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Angela Perkey

If compensation is solely based on influence, it would be difficult to argue that anyone should be paid more than CEOs of large companies. And yes, this includes political leaders.

How-To Make Your Mentor Matter

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 07.25.2013 | College
Jonathan Lewis

Students are graduating. Hard-won college diplomas are being handed out with hearty handshakes and heartfelt wishes for successful careers. Graduati...

Women Deliver. How About Men?

Robert Walker | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Robert Walker

Gender equality is a moral imperative, but it is also an economic and social imperative. No country, no society, however industrious or blessed with resources it may be, will ever reach its full potential so long as women are denied theirs.

How Green Should Economic Growth Be?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Well before one gets to extreme dilemmas, there is a lot that can be done -- based on common sense -- to make growth greener without making it slower. There are win-wins.

In Africa's Great Lakes Region, Peace Dividend Must Follow Peace Deal

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 07.20.2013 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Africa's Great Lakes region can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, educate millions of out-of-school children, empower women, and create economic opportunities that will help the countries forge a path to prosperity, good governance, and lasting stability.

Why Job Creation Is King in Africa, Just Like Everywhere Else

Andy Wales | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Andy Wales

At the recent Africa Economic Summit in Cape Town, one of the themes of debate was the 'post 2015' goals, which the United Nations community will set itself when the existing Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.

Economic Development with a human voice

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Michael Hecht draws inspiration from the city leaders and planners who designed the all-new Chicago after the Great Fire in 1871. The Chicago fire was...

Building a Skills Infrastructure by Investing in Community Colleges

Seth D. Harris | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Seth D. Harris

I view skills development as one of the leading edges of economic development. I've seen it across the country -- investing in the skills of American workers is fostering the creation of middle-class jobs and ensuring that workers can succeed in them.

Courting Capital in Serbia

John Feffer | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
John Feffer

Established in 2006 by USAID but now an independent organization, NALED is devoted to promoting economic development in Serbia.

When Women Do Well, Everyone Does Better

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Madeleine M. Kunin

Today, we have the evidence to demonstrate that there is a direct link between gender equality and economic growth.

Campesino Turned Entrepreneur: Julio Ibarrola

Larry Coben | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Larry Coben

Julio was born and lived his entire life in San Jose de Moro, Peru, site of a famed Moche cemetery and ritual center. Until 2011, Julio was a part-time day laborer in town, working for under ten dollars a day when jobs were available.

We Must Bridge the Rural Digital Divide in America

Diane Russell | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology
Diane Russell

The policy question is not, "Is broadband working in America?" It clearly is. The real challenge is to make sure that the remaining Americans who are not on the fast lane of the Internet get on it as quickly as possible.

Chávez's Death, Like His Life, Shows the World's Divisions

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The unprecedented worldwide response to the death of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, and especially in the Western Hemisphere, has brought into stark relief the "multi-polar" world that Chávez fought for.

It's Not About a Test, It's About the Adult Learner

Randy Trask | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Randy Trask

This isn't about having a choice of providers, but rather a choice about the future of adult education and preparing adults to earn family sustaining wages.

Girls' Education: A Potent Anti-Poverty Vaccine

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Girls' education is among the most potent anti-poverty vaccines. On International Women's Day, here is a quick look at three reasons why.

Empowering Entrepreneurs to Save Cultural Heritage

Larry Coben | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Larry Coben

Returning stolen objects does not save archaeological sites, creating jobs does. Especially the right kind of jobs.

Stimulating Entrepreneurism Immediately After Graduation: A Modest, Scalable Proposal

Chris Maples | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Chris Maples

Fronting the money to incentivize local entrepreneurism by removal of short-term loan-repayment fear could pay tremendous dividends locally.