Development

Enabling communities to thrive for a better tomorrow. A collection of 55 posts
Economic Impact of Japan’s Aging Population
Development

Economic Impact of Japan’s Aging Population

Japan holds one of the world’s strongest economies. However, despite its present strength, the future of Japan’s economic health appears uncertain. Japan faces an unprecedented degree of population aging as more
Bolivia’s Lithium Woes
Brown

Bolivia’s Lithium Woes

In the future, lithium is king. As electric vehicles (EVs) force traditional gasoline cars out of America and the world’s garages, the price and profitability of lithium is expected to skyrocket in
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A New Scramble for Africa: US and Chinese Engagements in the Region
Harvard

A New Scramble for Africa: US and Chinese Engagements in the Region

The Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya— constructed by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).As of March 13, 2021, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the United States topped 30
Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Climate Change

Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

In much of the world, climate change often struggles to steal the limelight, but in few places is that less true than in Kiribati. The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is one of
Do Children Benefit From Internet Access?
Boston

Do Children Benefit From Internet Access?

Opening Statement: In Peru, providing laptops and free internet access to school children led to improved computer and internet proficiency. However, no significant impact on math and reading achievement, cognitive skills, self-esteem, teacher
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Artificial Intelligence: Stopping Violent Attackers in Their Tracks
Development

Artificial Intelligence: Stopping Violent Attackers in Their Tracks

“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” For decades, the NRA and other pro-gun special interest groups have justified their exorbitant lobbying spending – over $250 million total – on this line of logic.
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Financial Inclusion: Designing Solutions to Provide Vital Economic Services
Development

Financial Inclusion: Designing Solutions to Provide Vital Economic Services

Localized financial literacy and digital transaction capabilities can create scalable financial access to unbanked communities in emerging markets.
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M-Pesa in East Africa: A Means for Social Change
Development

M-Pesa in East Africa: A Means for Social Change

Safaricom's revolutionary M-Pesa mobile money system offers the potential for transformative change in East Africa and worldwide.
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Sudan’s Path to Democratization: A Model for Peace or War?
Development

Sudan’s Path to Democratization: A Model for Peace or War?

Sudan, formerly Africa’s largest country before the separation of South Sudan in 2011, is a nation with a rich, yet tumultuous history. Known as the kingdoms of Kush and Meroe in ancient times and home to the Nubian civilization, the region entered periods of ethnic conflicts following
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Making Money and Making Change: The Rise of Social Enterprise
Business

Making Money and Making Change: The Rise of Social Enterprise

In 2018, Deloitte reported that companies have shifted away from a purely profit-driven business model to one that is more cognizant of their footprint in the larger societal context. However, some companies have been part of an even larger shift
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The Movement for Agricultural Reform in India
Development

The Movement for Agricultural Reform in India

Economists generally agree that India’s agricultural sector needs reform, starting with reducing incentives to produce crops like rice and wheat. As of September 2020, 70 million tons of rice and wheat were
The Future of the Keystone Pipeline
ESG

The Future of the Keystone Pipeline

Source: Mother Jones.The election of Joseph R. Biden in early November will return to the normal diplomatic and economic relationship between Canada and the United States from the “America First” policy implemented
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Impact Investment in Argentina: From "Growth Disaster" to High Growth State?
Impact Investing

Impact Investment in Argentina: From "Growth Disaster" to High Growth State?

Argentina has been known as a “growth disaster” due to its decades-long economic stagnation despite promising growth trends in the early 20th century. In the first few years of the 1900s, Argentina’s
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Why is American Healthcare so expensive?
Development

Why is American Healthcare so expensive?

Source: Forbes$3.6 trillion or 17.7% of America’s GDP is spent on healthcare every year – nearly twice that of the average OECD country.(1)(2) Despite this, Americans do not
The Forgotten Pandemic: The Rise of STDs during COVID-19
Global Health

The Forgotten Pandemic: The Rise of STDs during COVID-19

Credit: womenshealth.govThe COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken the world, radically changing the nature of healthcare and treatment, disrupting daily life, and causing widespread illness and panic. As the world’s focus has shifted
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The Controversial Effects of Globalization on Sustainability
Sustainability

The Controversial Effects of Globalization on Sustainability

Introduction Many contemporary observers believe that we have entered into a new era of globalization. This can be seen through the rise of a technologically connected world where information can be exchanged faster
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Managing the Effects of Skilled Emigration: Insights from the Philippines
Development

Managing the Effects of Skilled Emigration: Insights from the Philippines

With recent migrant conflicts, such as those in the Middle East and South America, much public attention has been placed on immigration issues in reference to the refugees and asylum seekers that flee
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Is India’s Universal Healthcare System Truly Universal?
Development

Is India’s Universal Healthcare System Truly Universal?

In 2018, the WHO proclaimed that true universal health coverage serves “everyone, everywhere.” Despite India’s implementation of a universal healthcare model, healthcare in India remains largely inaccessible. India’s current healthcare system
Financial Incentives for Organ Donation
Development

Financial Incentives for Organ Donation

The act of donating one’s organs to help another human survive is considered honorable, no matter if the donor is living or deceased. However, the limited supply of transplantable organs from a
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