Economic Development Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor
There is no doubt that social change efforts are accelerated by data, but investing in high-quality, cutting-edge research alone isn’t enough to produce solutions. Funders and researchers have to invest more in translating research into action.
Women need to be equal partners in society for them to be equal partners in work.
We must align programs and policies to better support the financial strength and security of families of color today, while keeping sight of the long-term benefits for all of creating a truly inclusive economy.
A study of producer organizations in Uganda highlights the role of reciprocity as a motivating force among members.
Cultural factors, including gender norms, can have a decisive impact on efforts to build social cohesion in developing countries.
For households facing financial volatility, the wrong kind of credit can drag them under. But it can also be a tool for building stability. How can we make loans for big-ticket items like vehicles both good for people and good for business?
The financial services industry is at the beginning of a wave of innovation that has the potential to improve consumer financial health.
Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.
A suggested reading list to provide a foundation for understanding development, aid, and poverty.
We are mistaking an important experiment for a proven solution.