Bonds of the Diaspora

CREDIT: Bread for the World (CC)

Mahmoud Mohieldin, Dilip Ratha

Remittances from international migrants account for a large percentage of GDP in developing countries. What are ways we can make savings easier for these workers and their families?  > More

Policy Library

The BRICS Development Bank: Why the World's Newest Global Bank Must Adopt a Pro-Poor Agenda

CREDIT: Presidential Press and Information Office, Russia (CC)

Oxfam International argues that the newly created BRICS Development Bank must commit to fighting poverty and inequality.

Innovations

Can Drones Save Namibia's Wildlife?

SurVoyeur, a DIY drone.

Jason Gregg, Joe Noci

In Namibia, Joe and Gisela Noci's Survoyeur drones, which they design and build from scratch, have proven to be effective anti-poaching tools.

Video

Want to Innovate? Become a "Now-ist"

Credit: Shutterstock

Joi Ito

MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito discusses how if we want to innovate, we need to act now on our ideas. In other words, we either deploy our ideas or they die.

Briefings

2014 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest: "Imagining a Better Future"

CREDIT: Tony Hammond (CC)

What would you like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place? That's the question for Carnegie Council's sixth annual student/teacher essay contest. The sky's the limit! Deadline: January 5, 2015.

Commentary

Japan’s "'76ers" Gain Global Attention: New Liberal Elite Can Change Japan

CREDIT: Shutterstock

Devin T. Stewart

Change is coming to Japan. In this "Nikkei Business" interview, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow discusses his research on Japan's generation known as "76ers."

Commentary

West Africa's Misguided War on Drugs

Emergency Response Unit of the Liberian National Police. CREDIT: UN (CC)

Kofi Annan

West Africa is increasingly enmeshed in the global drug trade. A new report from the West Africa Commission on Drugs calls for a different approach to drug abuse, one that treats it not as a criminal-justice issue, but rather as a public-health problem.

Commentary

Urbanization and its Discontents: Educating Dhaka's Slum Children

Child in Korail. CREDIT: Mabruk Kabir/World Bank

Mabruk Kabir

Dhaka, Bangladesh is one of the world's fastest growing cities due to urban migration. Children who end up living in its slums are 2.5 more likely to be excluded from school than the national average. How can we solve this inequity?

Commentary

Does India Really Need a Women-centric Bank?

CREDIT: UN Women / Gaganjit Singh Chandok (CC).

Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani

With plenty of banks and microfinance services already available, does India's new bank have the right strategy to empower poor and rural women?

Briefings

Conflicts in Kyrgyzstan Foreshadow Water Wars to Come

CREDIT: © Fyodor Savintsev.

Fyodor Savintsev

Photographer Fyodor Savintsev documents the landscape and crumbling Soviet irrigation system of Kyrgyzstan, a country at the heart of water conflicts in Central Asia.

Briefings

Madagascar's Delicate Democracy

CREDIT: Franck Vervial (CC).

Peter Hille

After five years of political turmoil and economic standstill, Madagascar is poised for recovery. The new democratic government wants to restore rule of law, tackle poverty, and foster growth.

Innovations

Now They're Cooking: SolSource Harnesses the Himalayan Sun

CREDIT: One Earth Designs.

John Haffner, Scot Frank, Catlin Powers

With a solar cooker designed through community consultation, two young innovators are delivering clean energy to remote mountain villages, as well as your backyard BBQ.

Innovations

India's National Green Tribunal: An Environmental Justice Experiment

Protesting Coal in India. CREDIT: 350.org

Aditi Sen

India's National Green Tribunal provides the country with a more accountable legal mechanism to protect the environment and those whose livelihoods depend on it.



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