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Sarika Bansal

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17 April 2018

United States

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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...

Bright Magazine

Sarika Bansal

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29 March 2016

Bangkok, Thailand

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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?

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Sarika Bansal

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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? Here's the result:

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

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21 August 2014

Nepal

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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...

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Sarika Bansal

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3 March 2014

Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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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...

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

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27 November 2013

Tanzania

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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...

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

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3 July 2013

Zambia

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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...

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

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12 June 2013

Pune, Maharashtra, India

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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...

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

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28 November 2012

San Jose, California, United States

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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.

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

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8 August 2012

Zambia

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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.

The New York Times

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9 May 2012

New York, New York, United States

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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...

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

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26 January 2012

Kenya

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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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