Economic Development Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor
A specially designed food cart that combines high social impact with reduced environmental impact.
In the Netherlands, a modest experiment in welfare policy taps into a very big idea: universal basic income.
An online platform for “microbonds” promises to make it easier for people to invest public works projects.
A community in rural Vietnam has become the site of a project that seeks to export a successful South Korean development model.
A social enterprise that served farmers in Kenya had to close down, but it yielded a healthy crop of insights about failure.
A “multifaceted” program has the potential to yield lasting improvements in the lives of the very poor.
The sharing economy, as a feature of urban life, could evolve in promising or not-so-promising ways.
A reminder that getting client and beneficiary feedback—even in the face of competing priorities—is critical to effective program design.
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.