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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 — No Region Specified

OPINION: Low-fee private schooling: what do we really know?

Source: OxFam Blog

In an age of quick fixes and silver bullets we are uncomfortable with shades of grey. But like it or not, it’s complicated.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — No Region Specified

OPINION: We Need to Prove Impact Investing Makes a Difference

Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy

While measuring impact is complicated, investors, grant makers, and nonprofit organization need to have some way to assess, manage, and communicate their real impact.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 — No Region Specified

Is Overpopulation a Legitimate Threat to Humanity and the Planet?

Source: The New York Times

A recent Retro Report examines how the apocalyptic predictions about overpopulation made by the biologist Paul Ehrlich, in his 1968 book “The Population Bomb,” have not come to pass. ... But do we still need to worry about overcrowding?
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria: Twitter Users Share Four Billion Ebola Messages in a Week

Source: AllAfrica

In one week at the height of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in West Africa in 2014, Twitter users shared over four billion Ebola-related messages.
Friday, June 6, 2014 — No Region Specified

Why ‘Impact Investing’ Is The New Trend In Asian Markets

Source: Business Insider

Michael Douglas' famous words from the 1987 movie Wall Street were 'Greed is good' and this quote has been the mantra for free market pundits and capitalist businessmen ever since.
Monday, April 21, 2014 — No Region Specified

Can a tool for doctors 'fix' evidence-based foreign aid?

Source: Devex

As development institutions like the World Bank look for ways to make their projects and interventions more evidence-based, development practitioners have run into a problem faced by doctors a generation ago.
Monday, November 26, 2012 — No Region Specified

Confidence in social impact claims 'shockingly low'

Source: The Guardian

Demonstrable social impact is often overlooked by social investors, says leading social enterprise academic
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