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Ikea Partners with the UN to Provide Pop-up Shelters for Refugees

In an effort to provide better, safer and more durable homes for refugee children and their families, the Ikea Foundation in collaboration with…
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How Government Subsidies Drive Deforestation and Inequality

While contributing to agricultural and natural resource development and GDP, government subsidies are drivers of deforestation and marginalization of indigenous communities in environmentally…
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South Africa Tests Drones to Thwart Rhino Poaching

South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its "crown jewel" wildlife…
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A New Approach to Energy Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new approach to bridge the digital and energy divide is required to enable the convergence of the public and private sectors to…
Only 2 cents of every international development dollar is spent on women and girls.

More Than a Trend: Why We Must Focus on Women and Girls

Today, with so many initiatives focused on women and girls, the conversations around the importance of gender dynamics may feel trendy. I agree.…
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The Countries Likely to Best Survive Climate Change

This map shows the counties likely to be impacted most by climate change according to data from the Global Adaptation Index. The map…
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3p Weekend: 10 Crowdfunding Campaigns to Support This Holiday

As is always our motto around the holidays: It's better to give than to receive. With that in mind, this week we're rounding…
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Komaza Plants Sustainable Microforestry in Kenya

Tevis Howard traveled to Kenya and he became determined to do something about extreme poverty there. After coming up with numerous business plans,…
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After the Thrift Store: What Happens to Your Donated Clothes?

You've just sold your unwanted clothes to a thrift store or donated them to a nonprofit charity with the hope that they will…
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Why Rwanda’s Youth Are ‘Wired’ to Lead Africa

A shift is underway across young Africa. According to a 2012 survey by Jacana Partners, a pan-African private equity firm, 70 percent of…
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The Corporate World Invests in Ebola Fight

JPMorgan Chase and other corporate donors are jumping in to help fight Ebola in West Africa.
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What Emerging Economies Can Learn from Rwanda

This third post in our series highlights several factors that have helped to fuel Rwanda's entrepreneurial growth over the past 20 years.
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Vestergaard’s Success Secret: Its Culture

In my previous posts, I’ve already described the tremendous level of innovation that this company brings to bear, not only in its products,…
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The Carbon for Water Program’s Impact in Rural Kenyan Homes

On Friday, I made a number of home visits with Steve Otieno, Vestergaard's country director for climate & water in Kenya. Steve manages…
A UNICEF social mobilizer teaches children about proper hand-washing in an effort to curb the sprad of Ebola in Conakry, the capital of Guinea.

We Can Absolutely Stop the Spread of Ebola

UNICEF is using its global infrastructure to identify, develop and propagate the best ways to contain and treat Ebola in West Africa.