Promoting menstrual health is critical to women’s economic empowerment around the world.
Economic Development Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor
Puerto Rico has effectively declared bankruptcy, putting government programs and social progress at risk.
Communities cannot and should not wait for external forces to bridge local opportunity divides.
In accepting responsibility for social entrepreneurship, you and I accept the inescapable tension between two very legitimate impulses: the impulse to respect a community, and the impulse to change it.
History proves that big financing ideas can triumph over seemingly insurmountable global challenges.
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.
Finding solutions for the global poor need not require choosing between theory and decision making. Good evaluations focus on both.
To fulfill the promise of cash transfers, we need to double down on investment in research.
Community-based organizations play a larger role in deciding development projects than local politicians.
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.
What is the role of community-based innovation in a rapidly changing world?
Involving men in women’s economic development projects can lead to higher impact for women and changes in gender norms.
Omidyar Network has built a framework for pursuing investment opportunities that takes into account not only firm-level impact but also market-level impact.
We are mistaking an important experiment for a proven solution.