- From the Forest to the Health Clinic
Dr. Kinari Webb and her team are saving lives and forests in Indonesia through a very unusual incentives program.
- Southern Africa, a Region Chronically at Risk
Southern Africa is preparing for a humanitarian disaster. Daniel Sinnathamby, regional humanitarian coordinator for Oxfam in the region, talks about the circumstances that are making this year especially challenging.
- "World Hunger: Ten Myths" by Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins
Chapter by chapter, Frances Moore Lappé and her co-authors demolish the myths that have long prevented us from addressing hunger, and examine the policies that keep people from feeding themselves.
- A Storm in a Bucket: Lessons from the Ice Bucket Challenge Controversy
Fun-based activism such as the Ice Bucket Challenge does not persuade you; it mobilizes you. That's why it's been so successful.
- Of Moonshots and Slingshots
Only if policy people and technologists work together better will we change the world in ways that are congruent with our most critical human needs and planetary risks.
- Poverty Is Never Just One Problem at a Time
Only a multidimensional approach can determine who is poor, how they are poor, and which deprivations they experience simultaneously. Indian policymakers need these details.
- Innovating Aid
Neha Bhat talks with innovators in humanitarian and development aid about new and efficient solutions to the crises of our time.
- The Kasiisi Porridge Project Story
An innovative NGO in Uganda has helped bring daily porridge to hungry schoolchildren, and it is now expanding with a 20-acre multipurpose farm and indigenous forest to make the project sustainable.
- Valid Solutions for Malnutrition
Health and nutrition pioneer Steve Collins is building a social enterprise to battle severe acute malnutrition with ready-to-use therapeutic foods grown and manufactured in the developing world.
- Witness to the Quake
Yuki Hanyu, a research scientist at Tohoku University in Sendai, wrote this report on the devastating earthquake in Japan, summarizing his situation in the immediate aftermath and giving us a rare glimpse of what it was like to be at the center of the disaster.
- Peer-to-Peer Microfinance Empowers Young Entrepreneurs
United Youth Development Organization facilitates peer-to-peer microlending between young people to tap their energy and innovation for sustainable entrepreneurship and development.
- A Chance to Dream
The Shanti Bhavan school helped erase my illiteracy through an education not confined to the pages of a textbook; an education demanding open-mindedness; an education not tainted by prejudices based on gender or caste.
- Altered Genes and Their Vendors
The evidence on both sides of the genetic modification debate is inconclusive, but attentive regulation could ensure crop safety in developed and developing countries.
- Migrant Detention Leads to Harm
Detention is costly in economic and human terms. If EU states wish to sustain their migration management policies, they will have to rely more on non-custodial alternatives.
- The Future of Capitalism and Danger of Returning to Business as Usual
When it comes to making sense of international finance and economics, the era of so-called scientific certainties is over. To address the structural challenges the world faces now, we need to explore the feasibility of global public policy.
- A Permaculture Strategy for Haiti
Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Research Institute discusses how to strategize and deploy sustainable local food production across Haiti as part of earthquake relief and long-term recovery.
- Developing a Reconciliation Indicator
A composite indicator is needed to substantiate the impact of community-led reconciliation processes and to better target sustainable development aid in post-conflict zones.
- Micro-donations Can Make a Massive Difference in Global Health
Policy Innovations talks with Bernard Salome, managing director of the Millennium Foundation, about raising funds for global health through small donations made when people purchase travel.
- America Shouldn't Blow an Opportunity for Green Diplomacy
By not being a global leader on climate change over the past decade America has blown a major opportunity to engage in Green Diplomacy -- the strategic use of clean energy projects to boost development and security in poor countries.
- The G-20's Global Hit-and-Run
The economic crisis has been compared to familiar catastrophes such as the sinking Titanic and a tsunami. But the car crash analogy works much better for moral judgments about who should bear the costs of the financial crisis.