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Tina Rosenberg

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31 January 2011

Nebaj, Guatemala

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Microcredit can get people into debt when used poorly. A company in Guatemala is giving products to poor entrepreneurs on consignment and then charging a commission upon sale and in this way removing the entrepreneurs...

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Tina Rosenberg

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21 January 2011

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The prison system is designed to fail - and it does. On the positive side, there are programs all over the country that recognize that helping prisoners remake their lives is both humane and cost-effective.

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Tina Rosenberg

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17 January 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Newly released prisoners often return to crime from lack of effective re-introduction programs. The Fortune Society in New York is a group home which offers resources and positive peer pressure to the ex-prisoners as ...

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Tina Rosenberg

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7 January 2011

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Two columns on an important new development program, in use in at least 40 developing countries: give the poor cash payments, contingent on their use of health clinics and their children’s school attendance, to help b...

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Tina Rosenberg

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3 January 2011

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Two columns on the most important new development program today, in use in at least 40 poor countries: give the poor cash payments, contingent on their use of health clinics and their children’s school attendance. The...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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17 December 2010

Lilongwe, Central Region, Malawi

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Hospitals in Bogota are saving premature babies through the cheap and accessible kangaroo care, where mothers wear their newborns on their chest. A foundation has been transplanting the concept to other hospitals inte...

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Tina Rosenberg

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13 December 2010

Bogota, Colombia

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A shortage of incubators in a Bogota hospital was causing rampant infections among newborns. Kangaroo care, a system where the infant's mother is employed as a human incubator, was created and solved the shortage prob...

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Tina Rosenberg

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3 December 2010

Tehran, Iran

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Two columns on how Iran is treating its massive epidemic of injecting drug use by tackling it as a health problem, effectively lowering H.I.V. rates among drug users using an approach to drugs known as harm reduction.

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Tina Rosenberg

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29 November 2010

Tehran, Tehran, Iran

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Two columns on how Iran averted a major AIDS epidemic through needle exchange programs; a conservative theocracy is successfully treating drug abuse as if it were Amsterdam.

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Tina Rosenberg

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19 November 2010

Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya

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The company that manufactures Lifestraw, a water purification device, has found a way to distribute their product to impoverished Kenyan families for free, while still making a profit. In the global carbon credit mark...

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Tina Rosenberg

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15 November 2010

Kenya

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The company that manufactures Lifestraw, a water purification device, has found a way to distribute their product to impoverished Kenyan families for free, while still making a profit. In the global carbon credit mark...

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Tina Rosenberg

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5 November 2010

New York, New York, United States

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Forms that ask people to opt-in or opt-out can swing enrollment in programs such as organ donation and retirement savings accounts with a default choice that reflects the statistically more popular option. It could be...

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Tina Rosenberg

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1 November 2010

Minnesota, United States

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Americans don’t save enough - in 2005, Americans’ personal savings rate was negative for the first time since the Great Depression ─ instead of piling up savings, we are piling up debt. Two behavioral economics column...

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22 October 2010

Tanzania

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Two columns introducing Fixes and presenting a program that provides African health ministries with reliable motorcycle transportation, highlighting the importance of challenges NGOs often overlook, such as reliable d...

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18 October 2010

Maseru, Lesotho

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In a mountainous region of Lesotho, a man named Tsepo Kotelo visits 20 villages every week on his new motorcycle to provide health care to local villagers. The Elton John AIDS Foundation gifted the motorcycles to Kote...

National Geographic

Tina Rosenberg

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1 April 2010

Foro, Konso, Ethiopia

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Foro, a village in southwestern Ethiopia, has suffered from drought conditions for years, leaving the little water the communities can access polluted with waste. While various water projects have been attempted only ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 April 2004

Ndumu, South Africa

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DDT was banned in the United States in 1972 because of the harm it can cause to the natural environment when it is sprayed in mass quantities over large areas. However, spraying DDT on the walls inside of homes is the...

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Tina Rosenberg

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10 August 2003

Mexico

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Corruption in Mexico is ingrained in all systems and interactions. President Vicente Fox and his administration are trying to change this. Their mentality is that for corruption to truly be fought the government needs...

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Tina Rosenberg

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28 January 2001

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Soon, AIDS in Africa will be doing more than killing millions every year. It will destroy what there is of Africa's economy and cause further instability and, perhaps, war. But a nondescript hospital in Brazil could s...

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