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17 April 2018
Under 800 Words
Many U.S. government systems are stuck in the pre-digital age. Instead of creating independent products and services, Code for America gets to the heart of the problem by working within government agencies to make cur...
29 March 2016
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Every time scientists think they’ve controlled malaria, drug resistance pops up in Southeast Asia. What will it take to stop a deadly global comeback of the disease?
31 March 2015
Seattle, Washington, United States
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The physical classroom environment can have profound effects on a student’s academic performance, sense of belonging, and self-esteem. What would the Platonic ideal classroom look like, illustrated? It might include m...
21 August 2014
What about the world’s poorest, for whom new, expensive gadgets are out of reach - what types of innovation would be most beneficial for them? Through “frugal innovation”, people are designing products specifically to...
3 March 2014
Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Less than 1 percent of drug addicts in Africa receive treatment because the issue is disfavored by donors. The national government of Tanzania demanded evidence-based treatment options and is curbing relapses by distr...
27 November 2013
In Tanzania, a country that has yet to fully embrace mobile phones and whose road infrastructure remains weak, farmers have embraced radio as a means of receiving pricing and planting information. The reach and relati...
3 July 2013
A project to take advantage of Coca-Cola’s famous global reach designed a kit of basic medicines that fit in between Coke bottles. But it turned out that what it needed to be copying wasn’t Coke’s package delivery, bu...
12 June 2013
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Throughout India, wastepickers – people who scour landfills for garbage they can sell to recyclers – live at the bottom of society. But the city of Pune did something radical: with the help of a collective, they did a...
28 November 2012
San Jose, California, United States
Nongovernmental groups – especially ones that depend on donations – hate to fail, and never make their failures public. But at new conferences, social activists share and learn from failure.
8 August 2012
In Zambia, the need for surgery is just as common as in the United States - doctors, however, are rare. So Zambia is training clinical officers – with no medical degrees – to do C-sections and hernia repairs.
9 May 2012
New York, New York, United States
The philanthropic practice of buy-one-give-one can be ineffective if communities are given ill-fitting donations or if the donations supplant local markets. The company Warby Parker ensures lasting change by financing...
26 January 2012
By depicting crucial social issues such as infant mortality, domestic abuse, and alcoholism, TV and radio soap operas are being used internationally as a powerful tool for mass behavior change.
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