poverty

Somalia’s Illegal Fishing Problem Is About More Than Piracy

The newswires were buzzing last week over the story that pirates hijacked a commercial ship off the shores of Somalia -- but the…

Unmasking The Revised Republican Health Care Plan

Politicians are not succeeding in their quest to reduce healthcare costs. Instead they are shifting healthcare costs and taxes between American demographic groups.

3p Weekend: We’re Keeping Up With the White House So You Don’t Have To

The hottest news items centered around Trump's proposed budget and the tax return revelation that wasn't. But that's far from all that happened…

Trump Budget Swings Heavy Hammer at Federal Agencies

U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts affect programs ranging from Meals on Wheels to cancer research as the administration seeks to slash…

Fintech Startup Offers Next-Gen Solution to Extreme Poverty

Financial tech company BanQu uses cutting-edge blockchain technology to create a portable economic identity for the world's poorest people.

H&M to Boost Digital Payments For Supply Chain Workers

H&M will join the United Nation’s Better Than Cash Alliance, which aims to scale digital payments for factory workers and lift them out…

In Munich, Talk Of Climate Change and Growing Risk of War

During the Munich Security Conference last weekend, some expressed concern that climate change risks could escalate social conflicts around the globe.

How Health, Climate Change, and Social Justice Intersect in Chicago

Chicago illuminates the inequity of weather impacts on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color -– an injustice that will only intensify as the…

Some Rust Belt Workers Remain Skeptical of Job Retraining Programs

Many citizens do not want to be told there are mostly winners and a few losers in globalization, and that a rapidly changing…

India’s Currency Recall: Reform or Punishing the Poor?

India plans to eliminate two of its most circulated banknotes in an effort to increase transparency and stamp out corruption. But the move…

Clean Cookstoves Attempt to Solve the Energy Paradox

Families on the margins face an energy paradox: Smoky, expensive energy sources strain finances and reduce wellness, leaving families less able to cope.…

Families Rise Out of Poverty With Financial Health Metrics

In an interview with Toni Johnson, Jennifer Tescher from the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) explains how better information can help families…

Trump’s ‘New Deal for Black Americans’ – Too Little, Too Late?

For Donald Trump, his challenge in appealing to blacks and other Americans goes far beyond what are at a minimum missteps and at…

How a New Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Can Help Haitian Kids

Through partnerships with Timberland, HP, Team Tassy and ACOP (the Plastic Collectors Association), sustainable fabric manufacturer Thread plans to help improve the lives…

Clinton Global Initiative and Thread Bring Dignity to Haiti’s Plastic Bottle Collectors

In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, Timberland, HP and the NGO Team Tassy, the social enterprise Thread plans to improve quality of…