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Poverty Alleviation

Putting Poverty Alleviation in the Hands of the Impoverished

Martin Burt | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Martin Burt

The fact remains that one out of every four Paraguayans are still living in poverty and that economic growth has not "trickled down" to the poorest members of the society.

Rawls in the Real World

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth Mason

More than 40 years after he published his seminal work A Theory of Justice, the debate continues about the logic and desirability of subscribing to his worldview. We need debate no longer: we should all be Rawlsians now.

Kate Sheppard

Three-Quarters Of World Bank-Backed Projects Still Don't Evaluate Climate Risks: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The World Bank is still failing to take climate change into account as it makes decisions about the projects it finances, according to a...

Social Impact Incubator Promotes Local Innovation in Burundi

Barry Segal | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Guest blog post by Dedo N. Baranshamaje, Burundi Country Director for the Segal Family Foundation (SFF) With some of the highest hunger levels in...

When Doing Good Is Good Business

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Vivian Norris

Now there is a generation of students, who in the past would have attended top business schools such as Harvard, HEC, INSEAD, and LSE, who are looking for more from their careers than simply bringing home a large paycheck. They want to give back from the start.

Disruptive Women Entrepreneurs

Jeannie E. Javelosa | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Jeannie E. Javelosa

In the first hour that I met my other co-finalists for the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards here in Paris, I knew this experience would be a precious life memory to look back on.

Maintaining Quality Of The Heart: Pakistan, Passion And Poverty Alleviation

Qazi Azmat Isa | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
Qazi Azmat Isa

In a country facing a myriad of challenges, our mission is one of restoring hope and securing the future of the poor, marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded.

Do You COTAP? Alternative Energy for MBAs in Dismal Times

Bryan Gobin | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Bryan Gobin

COTAP connects projects to individuals who want to offset their carbon footprint, but have a strong preference that their donations support poor farming communities in developing countries that already experience the brunt of climate change.

Gene Demby

Tavis Smiley: 'This Is Our Last, Best Chance To Turn This Around'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 03.15.2012 | Black Voices

"Two decades ago we were celebrating what was the Year Of The Woman in '92, and now we're dealing with a war on women in 2012," Tavis Smiley said on a...

My Top Ten Beliefs as a Social Entrepreneur

Asher Hasan | Posted 04.14.2012 | Impact
Asher Hasan

I believe that all human beings have intrinsic value: Regardless of their ethnicity, religion, etc. For those of us who have faith we were all created by the same Creator and therefore should respect ALL of his creations.

World Food Prize Recognizes Leadership in Agriculture, but More Policy Support Is Needed to Feed the World's Hungry

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.07.2011 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Policymakers around the world need to step up their efforts to combat hunger, malnutrition, and poverty by providing greater support for agriculture.

How Smartphones Can Safeguard The Future Of Agriculture

Deborah Bassett | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Deborah Bassett

Ugandan farmers can now access important information at their fingertips. Photo: Karl Muth What does mobile phone technology have to do with farmer...

Urbanization of Poverty

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Megalopolises, teeming with people, pollution and poverty, may not be an attractive lifestyle for you. But, urban life is the future for most of the world's poor.

How Cause-Integrated Businesses are Working to End Poverty

Auren Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

As the movements of social enterprise and cause-integrated business mature, a new funding model is proving that scaling innovations for poverty alleviation in the developing world can be both possible and profitable.

The Danger of Demonizing Profit Making Companies That Serve the Poor

Hugh Whalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Hugh Whalan

The true issue here is not whether for-profits play an important role -- it should be clear that they do -- but rather how to encourage the right kind of for-profits to address the social needs of the poor.

Opportunity Collaboration Equals Transformational

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saul Garlick

There is simply no venue that compares to Opportunity Collaboration for exploring the most difficult questions social entrepreneurs face. I realized that while there.

Mosquitoes and Markets Don't mix

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

In the view of market fundamentalists, government and nonprofits are conflated into the inefficient enemy and their opposite, the private sector, embodies all that is true and noble. This claptrap is ideological, rigid and disconnected from reality.

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.

A Jewish New Year: A New Approach to Philanthropy

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saul Garlick

It is our obligation as the Jewish people to give future generations a world more peaceful, more secure and more just than that which we inherited from our parents and grandparents.

Let's Try Something New: Engage Women, Drive Change

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jamie Bechtel

If we want to successfully protect our incredibly valuable and important natural resources, the inclusion of women is non-negotiable. If we want to drive change, we must engage women.

Measure? Alleviate? No, Eliminate Poverty

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

While academics from prestigious East Coast universities are developing randomized trials to test the impact of microfinance on poverty - and coming u...

Switching Viewpoints: Africa Is Not a Victim of Nature; It Is a Victor of Nature.

Allan Afuah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Afuah

We need to see Africa for what it really is, not a victim of nature that has to beg for handouts to survive but a victor that can thrive by learning how to create value and wealth using its abundant natural resources.

South Africa's World Cup Legacy: Operationalizing Ubuntu

Shari Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shari Cohen

Will South Africa be able to harness the joyful unity of the World Cup and use it for the improvement of some very real and very pressing issues that face the country as a whole?

Low-Cost Thrills in Millennium Village Data

John W. McArthur | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
John W. McArthur

Yesterday, May 30, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Millennium Villages project (MVP) in Mwandama, Malawi. While there he ...

The Poor Feel Poorly

James S. Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James S. Marks

In the long run, each life that is diminished by poor education, and diminished goals and achievements drains growth, innovation and health at the expense of our nation's future.