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Project Syndicate 03/24/14
There cannot be universal access to education without an agreement that we will cater to young people in conflict zones. A pilot project in Lebanon leads the way.
Ethics & International Affairs 03/20/14
Eliminate extreme inequality at the national level in every country. This idea should be included in the world's development goals.
Project Syndicate 03/06/14
Innovative development finance can mobilize private capital and public funding to create and commercialize technologies for regulating the trade in endangered species.
Wildlife Conservation Society 12/18/13
What would UAV developers design if they could imagine their inventions through the eyes of front-line wildlife conservation staff?
Nicholas Rutherford discusses trends in humanitarian innovation and the annual AidEx conference he runs where the sector meets to talk shop.
Project Syndicate 10/24/13
Can artificial photosynthesis cure us of our fossil fuel dependency? Scientists at the California Institute of Technology say the field is primed for a breakthrough.
Project Syndicate 10/02/13
An education investment bank, capitalized in part by a financial-transactions tax, could extend high-quality schooling to all the world's children.
Judy Manning, Zeda Rosenberg 09/26/13
New sexual and reproductive health innovations have the potential to revolutionize options for women by diversifying delivery forms, varying product duration, and targeting multiple health risks simultaneously.
Jan Hofmeyer 09/06/13
A new study by Bertelsmann Foundation analyzes fairness between the young and the old, and provides policy solutions for governments in aging societies.
Ghana Bamboo Bikes 09/04/13
A bamboo bicycle builder in Ghana is working to end the triple problem of poverty, unemployment, and environmental degradation by training rural migrants in manufacturing and business.
Project Syndicate 08/22/13
Two German researchers propose a system for recuperating the recyclable metals and toxic substances in our old mobile phones.
Eva Kaplan 08/05/13
Maria's Libraries is redefining what libraries can do for community development through a connected network of libraries across Kenya.
Project Syndicate 07/19/13
A radical reassessment of work, skill formation, retirement, and leisure is needed to cope with aging societies and evolving technologies.
Project Syndicate 07/11/13
Intelligent industrial policy should recognize errors and revise strategies accordingly. In the context of green growth, efforts to boost domestic industries can be globally desirable.
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