San Francisco’s Free City program covers tuition at its community college through a real estate transaction tax.
Economic Development Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor
Before Africa can reap the benefits of artificial intelligence, African governments, investors, and NGOs must train workers for complex tasks, and reform laws and education to meet the demands of tomorrow's economy.
Viewing social and economic development as a series of interpersonal interactions can help us understand why development outcomes sometimes diverge from policy goals, and how gendered interactions shape social and economic development.
Social enterprises in India are using restorative and regenerative, circular economy principles to address the deep-seated sustainable development challenges.
Public and private leaders should collaborate to promote health amenities in different neighborhoods—enabling prospective residents to make relocation decisions that could improve their quality of life.
New recommendations for the very small businesses that help communities prosper.
Five rules of the road from a seed-stage investor in financial technology for the underserved.
Involving men in women’s economic development projects can lead to higher impact for women and changes in gender norms.
Colombia’s Comfama has brought critical economic and social services to Medellín. Can this public-private hybrid continue to bolster the country’s growing middle class?
Swades Foundation is working to break nonprofit community development efforts out of their silos in India.
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.
An excerpt from Can Business Save the Earth?: Innovating Our Way to Sustainability
Rigorous impact evaluations tell us a lot about the world, not just the particular contexts in which they are conducted. Access to this article made possible by MIT.
We are mistaking an important experiment for a proven solution.
The timing is opportune for CSR to catalyze impact in India’s development sector.