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Tina Rosenberg

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29 September 2011

Ethiopia

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What’s missing to turn poor places into rich places isn’t more information, money, technology, workshops, programs, evaluation or any of the other things that development organizations normally provide - what’s missin...

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Tina Rosenberg

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20 September 2011

Vancouver, Washington, United States

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Two columns on Time Banks, where people swap services – teach calligraphy to one neighbor, and get computer repair from another neighbor. Time Banks create community and make people healthier – which is why hospitals ...

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Tina Rosenberg

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15 September 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Countries all over the world are creating community, diversifying relationships, and giving a purpose to people who felt useless through time banks, where people swap their services using time as the currency.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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6 September 2011

Dadaab, Garissa, Kenya

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Refugee camps save lives in emergencies – but often refugees languish there for decades. Two columns on programs that allow refugees to live normally in cities, with an ATM card taking the place of a camp.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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1 September 2011

Dadaab, Garissa, Kenya

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Despite refugee camps ability to provide emergency aid, they have had a history of health diseases, rape, and domestic violence. American humanitarian aid and programs by the United Nations have proved beneficial to e...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 August 2011

Khanh Hoa, Vietnam

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Hospitals in the U.S. throw out huge amounts of supplies and equipment, and third-world hospitals need it. Many organizations help bridge the gap to transport supplies, but end up donating unusable equipment - teachin...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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4 August 2011

Cotonou, Littoral, Benin

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Many organizations are building distribution systems to get surplus items in one place to those who need them in another. For example, an organization in Brooklyn collects the surplus medical equipment from United Sta...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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26 July 2011

India

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One-pill-a-day generic AIDS drugs for poor countries are hard to make because each ingredient is patented by a different pharmaceutical company. The Patent Pool provides a way for companies to donate their intellectua...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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21 July 2011

San Mateo, California, United States

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Once-a-day generic AIDS drugs for poor countries are hard to make because each ingredient is patented by a different pharmaceutical company. The Patent Pool provides a way for companies to donate their intellectual pr...

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Tina Rosenberg

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12 July 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Social media users have encouraged their friends and followers to take part in social revolutions; however, the social media platforms have not effectively brought people into actual high-risk situations to change the...

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Tina Rosenberg

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7 July 2011

New York, New York, United States

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The ability of social media and online civic participation to impact law and politics is still developing, but one social media tool - Friendfactor - was used successfully in New York to help bring about the passage o...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 June 2011

Honduras

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A prosthetist from Texas visiting Jaipur Limb workshops in Honduras saw problems with their low-cost prosthetics - the issue wasn't the design of the leg, but the technicians at the Honduras workshops were people comp...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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23 June 2011

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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People who have missing limbs can be found in the poorest of places, with their disability causing suffering and tremendous challenges to fend for daily life needs. The Jaipur Limb organization based in India has deve...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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20 June 2011

Tehran, Tehran, Iran

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Two Iranian brothers worked as doctors to reform how Iran tackles HIV, moving the country toward the harm reduction approach. By providing clean needles and methadone, the doctors were able to lower infection rates, e...

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Tina Rosenberg

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9 June 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Many offenders get out of jail owing hundreds or thousands of dollars in court and parole fees but face barriers to financing and job acquisition, sticking them in a punitive, vicious cycle of debt and arrest. A progr...

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Tina Rosenberg

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6 June 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Felons get out of jail owing hundreds or thousands of dollars in court and parole fees, acting as an often insurmountable barrier preventing them from reintegrating into society and staying out of jail. What's worse, ...

New York Magazine

Tina Rosenberg

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29 May 2011

Berlin, Germany

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The medical community had essentially given up hope for a cure for aids and thus little to no money was devoted to the research. A man with aids was cured in Berlin, by an optimistic doctor and a stem-cell transplant,...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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26 May 2011

Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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In Jakarta’s slums, families can’t buy their children nutritious food. So Mercy Corps started a for-profit chain of food carts selling healthy kids’ meals. A second column highlights the challenges NGOs face when they...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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23 May 2011

Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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Asian cities are over-crowded and many residences are kitchenless, causing families with children to consume unhealthy food from the street vendors. Mercy Corps, a non-profit organization that advocates nutrition, has...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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12 May 2011

Ethiopia

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Oxfam is working to prevent a drought in Ethiopa by insuring crops of farmers, causing them to have a greater desire to work in the agricultural market.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 May 2011

Nanyuki, Laikipia, Kenya

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Most insurance companies avoid insuring poor farmers because the transaction costs are too high, but a non-profit in Kenya created a sustainable way to cover them.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 April 2011

Michigan, United States

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Patients in U.S. hospitals suffer high rates of infection due to poor practices such as lack of proper hand-washing and lack of sanitization when inserting central line catheters. The Michigan Health and Hospital Asso...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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25 April 2011

Miami, Florida, United States

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Washing hands in between contact with patients is one of the most important things a healthcare worker can do to prevent the spread of disease and reduce the rise of superbugs like MRSA. A new technology is increasing...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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14 April 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Corporations concerned about their social and environmental impact must also consider the costs. Bcorps, a new form of corporation in the U.S., are using a rigorous certification process to gain consumers trust and bo...

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Tina Rosenberg

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11 April 2011

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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For triple-bottom-line businesses, there are no guarantees that responsible practices will continue after a sale of the company. 'B corp', a new form of corporation in the United States, is one that aims to maximize n...

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