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Why People Rule The World In 2014

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

People are more empowered now than they've ever been. And they're having their say in ways they've never had before, heard by wider audiences and taken ever more seriously.

3 Important Steps to Mastering the African Terrain as an Entrepreneur

Juliet Asante | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Juliet Asante

This article is a continuation of a previous article. In that article, I focused on the languages of Africa, the profile of the population, and the tr...

Unfinished Business

Pierre Omidyar | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Pierre Omidyar

The enthusiasm surrounding this concept represents a paradigm shift: an understanding that market-based tools, imperfect as they are, can be leveraged to help even those who have been left behind by global capitalism.

How Financial Innovation Helps the Poor Improve Their Lives

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

In the aftermath of the global crisis, public opinion in the North is less convinced of the merits of an inclusive financial system. How, exactly, does it help, when the reckless expansion of mortgage credit in North America just triggered the deepest recession in recent memory?

The Rise of Africa

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

While many parts of the world have been struggling with flat or flagging economic growth, Africa looks set to carry on growing at a fair clip.

Technology to End Extreme Poverty

Hugh Evans | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Hugh Evans

By itself technology doesn't end poverty, but it allows us to create the connections and relationships that together can break down the systems that keep people poor.

The 14 Best Innovations in Banking and Payments for 2010 (SLIDESHOW)

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

2010 was a bumper year for innovations in the banking and payments space. Here are some of the top innovations.

Banking on Savings for the Poor

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

If we can scale up financial service innovations like "mobile money," we can bring savings and other financial services beyond the bank's four walls to the doorsteps of the poor.