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Public Radio International (PRI)

Sam Eaton

5 June 2015

Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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In Zanzibar, hundreds of households too poor and remote to have access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers trained by and Indian NGO. It's...

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Sarah McColl

23 May 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The demand for growing fresh fruits and vegetables presents a problem for schools, restaurants, and organizations that do not have the space, resources, or labor for greenhouses. Different companies are now repurposin...

The Guardian

Patrick Mayoyo

18 May 2015

Kibera, Nairobi Area, Kenya

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A Kenyan government initiative is helping a growing community of residents to tackle food insecurity in one of the largest slum areas in Africa, championing an unusual form of urban farming: sack gardens.

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

Ndoni Khanyile

13 May 2015

Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

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The effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and hotter global temperatures, are already having drastic impact on many communities, especially the rural, agricultural regions of countries such as Myanmar (...

Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor Editorial Board

22 April 2015

Casablanca, Morocco

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Once harshly criticized for its mistreatment of African migrants, Morocco has changed its view and now lays down a well-regulated welcome mat. If Europe did more of the same, it's possible that fewer migrants would ri...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

1 April 2015

Ajo, Arizona, United States

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Redeveloping and repurposing unused real estate provides a path toward economic revitalization. With a combination of public and private grants, the nonprofit group, International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA), has p...

Positive.News

Seán Dagan Wood

13 March 2015

Damak, Nepal

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A Bhutanese refugee camp in Damak, Nepal is giving its displaced inhabitants a brighter future thanks to green investment through sustainable, eco-friendly projects that respond to refugees needs.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 March 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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500,000 young people drop out of high school each year; they feel disengaged and uninspired; they fail to see how school is relevant in their lives. An educational program called Build makes it possible for low-income...

The Mail & Guardian Online

Nathalie Bertrams

27 February 2015

Munhinga, Manica Province, Mozambique

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Artisan gold mining - most of it illegal - is one of the greatest environmental and health concerns in Mozambique, but it provides a critical source of labor and economic support, especially for small communities. To ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Jennifer Hattam

12 February 2015

Helsinki, Finland

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Bureaucratic impediments previously blocked Timo Santala from opening a mobile bicycle bar, but he used this barrier to establish 'Restaurant Day' which has now spread worldwide. On these days people sign-up to open a...

The Atlantic

John Tierney

23 December 2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Creating a synergy between the various stakeholders in a city’s economic performance leads to success. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the tech industry is thriving thanks to cross-sector collaborations between the regio...

MIT News

Nancy Adams

10 October 2014

Santa Maria Nebaj, El Quiché, Guatemala

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Using "Creative Capacity Building," MIT's D-Lab established in impoverished, rural areas in developing nations a method of empowering and supporting individuals in rural communities to invent low-cost technologies spe...

The Atlantic

John Tierney

10 October 2014

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Public-private collaborations can promote entrepreneurship and foster economic revitalization. In the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, partnerships between the city of Columbus, the Franklinton Development ...

The Guardian

Bruce Watson

30 May 2014

New York, New York, United States

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The Social Innovation Summit, hosted in New York City, examines five key elements that allow the strategy of marketing to the base of the pyramid to actually succeed, and the companies big and small that are leveragin...

Politico

Glenn Thrush

4 February 2014

Pittsburgh, United States

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Post-industrial cities can re-platform their economies by fostering institutions that drive innovation and attract both financial and human capital. By promoting long-term collaboration between universities, cultural ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

29 January 2014

Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua

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Many different people are inventing health devices for resource-poor settings, but some organizations - like M.I.T.’s Little Devices group - are empowering developing communities and increasing access to healthcare by...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

25 January 2014

Greenville, South Carolina, United States

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The "Next" Project in Greenville, South Carolina brings local government and companies together to create a business incubator to encourage new startups to launch -- and stay -- in the area. One such business, called ...

The Telegraph

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

16 November 2013

Binkolo, Bombali District, Sierra Leone

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The bloody civil war that tore through Sierra Leone for over a decade was one of the most devastating and violent in Africa's modern history. Those that suffered most were usually young woman, forced into combat, disp...

WNYC

Manoush Zomorodi

16 October 2013

New York, New York, United States

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The 2008 recession’s job losses spurred a development of a Do-It-Yourself economy. With the advent of Uber, Etsy, Airbnb, and others, the marketplace has become full of micro-entrepreneurs who thrive with independent ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

21 August 2013

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Water:Charity assumed that money and celebrity exposure would be able to solve the world’s access-to-clean-water crisis. But this approach often led to more abandoned water pumps. Charities – and journalists who cover...

The New York Times

Courtney Balestier

6 August 2013

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In 2013, Detroit filed for bankruptcy because of a poor economy. While the city’s industrial businesses have floundered, the art scene has thrived, bringing in new sources of income through art galleries and investmen...

USA Today

Laura Baverman

21 July 2013

Antigua, Guatemala

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Development work is evolving beyond short-term mission trips and one-off donations into a more comprehensive, in-depth model that addresses long-term sustainability of a solution paired with empowerment of those being...

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

26 June 2013

Luanda, Angola

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Everyone wants to eradicate poverty - but how can it actually be done? Vital Capital, an impact investment firm, aims to make change and lift people out of poverty in Angola.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

17 April 2013

Bangladesh

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There is much debate about microfinance and whether it actually works. The founder of Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, discusses the fight to eliminate poverty through his micro-lending bank and the future of social busi...

Al-Fanar Media

Sarah Lynch

4 March 2013

Cairo, Egypt

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Teaching entrepreneurship is on the rise in Egypt. American University in Cairo launched the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program in 2010. More than 2,000 students have participated in training's, 40 educators ha...

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