Articles by Ariel Gruver
Mobile technology can provide maternal care to women across the globe – if more women get cell phones. The problem is phones can be too expensive, and when families can afford only one phone, it most often goes to the husband rather than the wife.
There is little hope of escaping poverty if markets don’t provide the poor with opportunities to increase their income through access to goods, services and employment opportunities. Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) is a facilitative approach to poverty reduction that seeks to understand where market systems are failing to benefit the poor, and how to take action to set them right.