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5 January 2015
Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada
In a pilot program in a Canadian city, the working poor were given monthly cash supplements to their income. The recipients did not stop working and were able to access opportunities to make a better living long term.
11 December 2014
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
A overview of 2014's Fixes columns - connecting the dots between 60 or so ways that people are trying to change the world.
12 November 2014
Richmond, California, United States
Richmond, California's Office of Neighborhood Safety responded to alarmingly high gun violence levels with an outreach approach to young men at high risk of getting shot or of shooting others. Instead of a heavy-hande...
8 April 2014
São Paulo, Brazil
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In Brazil, a decade-long conditional cash transfer program called Bolsa Familia is helping families get out of poverty -- and helping empower women in the process. Although the central premise of the program - that w...
26 March 2014
New York, New York, United States
Government benefits to aid the poor are frequently left unclaimed, leaving children hungry, young people unable to finish school, and opportunities for stable housing and preventative health care unused. New York City...
28 August 2013
Conditional cash transfers – giving the poor money if they do things that will make their children less poor, such as keep them in school – are the world’s most successful and widespread social program. Could it be po...
14 June 2013
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Organizations in Detroit are piloting a program to apply food stamp credits in grocery stores towards the purchase of nutritious produce, in order to increase access to healthy items. The initiative can also help the ...
1 November 2011
America is the world’s main supplier of food aid to impoverished countries; however, food aid has the problems of long-distance transportation, the cost of the transportation and storage, and the navigation through da...
14 July 2011
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
A non-traditional program called the Family Independence Initiative (F.I.I.), uses a radically different approach from the traditional American social service model to empower entire families alleviate themselves from...
7 January 2011
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
This is a column on an important new development program in use in at least 40 developing countries: give the poor cash payments, contingent on their use of health clinics and their children’s school attendance, to he...
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