Economic Development Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor
An introduction to Impact India Spring 2017.
Transforming into banks has given microfinance institutions greater sustainability, but perhaps at the cost of mission drift.
South Africa’s Unjani Non Profit Corporation is boosting community health by helping nurses launch their own clinics.
Google and Tata Trusts partner to bring the Internet to women in rural India.
Worries about the negative effects of unconditional cash transfers to relieve poverty are greatly exaggerated.
iCare is enabling Southeast Asian workers to purchase the basic goods of middle-class life without falling into debt.
Hindi for “friend,” the Saathi Internet program enables women in rural India to help other women improve their lives and livelihoods.
How Jaipur Living developed a global rug business, one weaver at a time, and lifted thousands out of poverty.
Top-down development doesn't work. What's needed is a "pull model" created by locals, funders, and government agencies working together as equals.
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.
Omidyar Network has built a framework for pursuing investment opportunities that takes into account not only firm-level impact but also market-level impact.
Four lessons for innovators, funders, and policymakers working to promote financial health in the United States.
A suggested reading list to provide a foundation for understanding development, aid, and poverty.