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Economic Growth for Developing Countries

What About the World's 99 Percent?

Michael Mungai | Posted 01.15.2012 | World
Michael Mungai

While Americans and other citizens from wealthy nations have exercised their democratic right to assemble and publicly express their dissent, the most adversely affected masses are conspicuously silent.

The Hoop Fund: The 'Kiva' Of Fair Trade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In August 2010, an online lending platform called The Hoop Fund launched, inviting users to "lend," "produce" and "enjoy" products from dark chocolate...

A Market Solution to Help the World's Poor?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

Is there a real business in helping the world's poor? According to the World Resources Institute and the International Finance Corporation, there is.

IMF Predicts Global Econony Will Grow More Than 4% This Year Thanks To China And India

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that the global economy, after enduring a crippling recession, should see better-tha...

One Laptop Per Child A Huge Success, Founder Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program has been a huge success, says founder and chairman Nicholas Negroponte. His most convincing argument? Truancy ...

More Asian Geese Ready to Fly

Anoop Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anoop Singh

If the "flying geese" model of development is accurate, more Asian geese are set to join the flock of economically successful nations as the continent leads the rebound from the global economic crisis.

The Future of China - An Interview with Peter Hessler

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

I sat down with Hessler to discuss his new book and his thoughts on China -- its problems, its future, its people. How have things changed? How have the people responded? What is the impact of rule of law in China?

Holiday Giving: Intimate Evenings with Acclaimed Authors and Rare Collector's Books

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marissa Bronfman

Giving is a given during December but why not give a little something extra special this holiday season that will delight the book lovers in your life and promote literacy abroad?

Innovation Improves Quality of Life Even When Incomes Lag

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dennis Whittle

The standard of living in developing countries has increased much faster than growth in income because of innovation, which has driven down the cost of goods and services.

The Power of Proximity

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dennis Whittle

When large numbers of entrepreneurs, financiers, engineers, and other smart, creative people are constantly bumping into one another, business ideas are formed, sharpened and executed.

G-20 Must Look To Needs Of Developing World: Commentary

Times Online | Wang Qishan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The global financial crisis that started last year has taken its toll on the world economy on an unprecedented scale. To cope with the crisis, a stron...

Nicaragua Ten Years After Hurricane Mitch

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Walden

It's important to understand that the immediacy of a disaster response can also be followed by a long term recovery period that leaves those affected by Mother Nature better off than they were before.