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Creating Jobs for Others Is Really Hard

Building Markets | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Building Markets

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgAll around the developing world, every single day, entrepreneurs do business against all odds.

Empowering youth through digital jobs: How innovative approaches are creating opportunities for disadvantaged youth

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

by Bathylle Missika and Alessandra Fiedler When Emmeldah walks through the dirty lanes of the Mathare Valley in Nairobi, what she sees is far from a...

Why Is Sexism Okay in Development Work? Reconsidering the 'Women are Better' Dialogue.

Daniela Papi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Daniela Papi

I'm a woman, so I can't pretend to know how men feel when their sex is disparaged, but I know if the talk from many NGOs and social businesses about males was said about females, I'd be annoyed.

Can Technology Bring Authenticity to Learning?

Harbrinder Kang | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Harbrinder Kang

While at Skoll, I participated in a session that brought both of these elements -- people and technology -- together and underscored the potential we have to make a bigger and more meaningful impact when they are combined.

WATCH: Arianna Highlights Issue At The 'Forefront Of The National Debate'

Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact

We're raising the bar on our "Raising" challenge series. Our initial JobRaising Challenge, which garnered $1.5 million in funds and awareness for ...

Shooting Ourselves in the Foot: Paying Twice in Colombia to Grow and Kill Legal Crops

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 08.15.2011 | World
Jim Fruchterman

The US government pays one group of people to help convince people to switch to growing legal crops, and then while paying another group of people to kill illegal crops, they accidentally kill the legal plantings.

How To Kick The Fossil Fuel Habit

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

A funny thing happened on the way to the 21st century: we got hooked on fossil fuels. Now, much as we'd like to kick the habit, we're finding it really hard to do. Tom Rand thinks he can help.