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Thursday, March 13, 2014 — Sub-Saharan Africa

$23M Award at Notre Dame Fights Malaria and Dengue Fever

Source: Phys Org

The grant is the second largest award to a single grant proposal in Notre Dame's history.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 — No Region Specified

Harvard Awarded $8.1 Million for Transparency Research on Health and Other Social Sector Outcomes

Source: Freedom Info

Harvard University researchers have been awarded $8.1 million for a five-year project to research the impact of community transparency and accountability initiatives on health and other social sector outcomes, beginning in Indonesia and Tanzania.
Monday, January 14, 2013 — No Region Specified

UT Arlington receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant for research in global health

Source: Phys.org

A new research grant could lead to new ways to cool vaccines and medicine that must be shipped to remote parts of the world without ready access to electricity.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 — No Region Specified

Get an MBA, Save the World

Source: Foreign Policy

If you want to work in international development, go work for a big, bad multinational company.
Friday, April 20, 2012 — South Asia

‘Citi and SEDC Working for Capacity Building’

Source: Daily Times

Citi Pakistan and the Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC) at LUMS are collaborating on a capacity building project, supported by $50,000 grant from Citi Foundation.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 — No Region Specified

Intel Releases Rugged Education Tablet for the Developing World

Source: Mashable

Intel has launched the latest device in its line of classroom computers: a tablet, Intel studybook. The Intel studybook is built to be both a rigorous education tool and a sturdy playmate. It comes loaded with Intel’s Learning Series software, including an interactive ereader and LabCam applications.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 — Latin America

Study: OLPC Fails Students as a Tool for Education

Source: PCmag.com

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program of low-cost laptops for developing countries has not led to any measurable impact in academic achievement, according to a recent report.
Monday, October 24, 2011 — No Region Specified

Starbucks: Venti Plans for Micro Loans

Source: Big Think

The micro-lending revolution , which made it possible for community-based lending institutions to bundle together micro-donations of $25 into loans for entrepreneurs in emerging markets, is making its way to your local Starbucks . Starting No...
Monday, March 30, 2009 — Latin America

Root Capital Launches 5-Year, $63M Growth Capital Campaign

Source: Press Release

Root Capital announced today that it has launched a comprehensive Growth Capital Campaign that will significantly increase its capacity to serve rural grassroots businesses in developing countries by establishing a sustainable social enterprise and fully self-sufficient lending program by 2013. The five-year $63 million campaign includes a unique combination of Philanthropic Equity and Debt Capital and will accelerate the organization’s ability to impact global poverty by linking rural ...
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