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Veronique Mistiaen

30 June 2020

Rwanda

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To raise awareness about and increase rates of HPV immunization in Rwanda, a local vaccine alliance formed a partnership with a digital-minded nonprofit to better directly reach adolescent girls throughout the communi...

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Ian Wylie

29 June 2020

Syria

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Digital platforms allow Syrian doctors living abroad to assist over-burdened local doctors deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Conflict has severely limited Syria's health services, so NGOs use online platforms like Zoom...

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Megan Clement

15 November 2019

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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The Brazilian city of Recife is tackling violence prevention by focusing on early-childhood education through a program called Urban95. In addition to painting the streets and buildings bright colors, Urban95 offers a...

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Emma Sisk

3 September 2019

United Kingdom

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Social prescribing, where medical practitioners encourage patients to look beyond medicine to remedy their issues, can lessen the demand for medical services and medications. In the UK, Denmark, and Canada, doctors ar...

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Amelia Axelsen

16 August 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Turning climate solutions into opportunities for investment can help mobilize capital to address climate change. The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (The Lab), part of the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) bas...

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Megan Clement

6 August 2019

New York, New York, United States

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When paired with evidence-based intervention methods, hip hop therapy is gaining ground as a means of increasing the odds that the intervention will work. Although further studies are needed to prove the effectiveness...

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Will Worley

4 July 2019

Uganda

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Researchers are adapting MindUp, a mindfulness program first used in North America and Europe, to non-Western countries to help with sex and gender-based violence education. While the program has been shown to reduce ...

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Amelia Axelsen

21 June 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Nature-based solutions to climate change involve strategic use of greenery to staunch the negative impacts of climate change broadly, but these solutions also have been proven to increase jobs and contribute to the ov...

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Megan Clement

14 June 2019

Chile

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To solve its country's toughest problems, the government of Chile, and its Government Lab, applies a problem-solving framework called Agile working. The methodology, which the Lab applies to 70% of its projects, invol...

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Amelia Axelsen

23 May 2019

Namibia

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Providing access to international networks of expertise can improve the quality of healthcare available to those living in rural and remote areas. Project ECHO, an initiative based in New Mexico, has partnered with th...

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Eve Livingston

13 May 2019

Delhi, India

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Recent efforts to bring a gender perspective, especially a feminist one, to urban planning are making cities safer and more inclusive. One Indian app called SafetiPin crowdsources ratings of public spaces based on var...

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Amar Diwakar

23 April 2019

United Kingdom

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Enrolling parents in simple, scalable ways can improve early child learning outcomes. Building on a model used in the US state of California, firms in the UK are developing an SMS-based curriculum geared toward parent...

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Amelia Axelsen

11 April 2019

Costa Rica

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With its pledge to become the first zero-emission country in the world by 2050, Costa Rica's ambitious climate goals cannot be achieved by the government alone. That's why Costa Rica Limpia (Clean Costa Rica) is spark...

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Amelia Axelsen

22 March 2019

Punjab, Pakistan

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To combat holding the record for the world's most dire infant mortality rate, Pakistan is placing efforts on increasing paternal supports before, during and after childbirth through the implementation of a hotline. Di...

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Edward Siddons

13 March 2019

Denmark

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Every year, the sixth week of classes in Denmark is dedicated to sex education. Over 20,000 teachers and 400,000 students participate in programming that goes beyond the basics to challenge participants to analyze gen...

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Will Worley

11 March 2019

Norway

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Governments in Norway, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates have all implemented policies around breastfeeding in the workplace in order to promote healthy child development. Although not without limitations a...

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Lorana Bartels

22 February 2019

Australia

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With their national imprisonment rate on the rise, Australia is pivoting to a justice reinvestment strategy that diverts money towards "early intervention, prevention and diversion." Although this has yet to be implem...

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Amanda Bernardo

22 February 2019

Canada

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When designing policies, user engagement is an essential part of obtaining feedback and raising awareness among the very people that the policies are intended to impact. One small government team in Canada, the Next G...

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Suzanne Biegel

30 January 2019

London, United Kingdom

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Gender-based impact investing, or supporting women's economic empowerment through investing in women-owned businesses, is not only the domain of the private sector. Given the scale of government business activities, t...

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Edward Siddons

24 January 2019

Pakistan

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As a hesitance to vaccinate becomes a more prominent concern worldwide, Pakistan is experimenting with behavioral science to combat anti-vaccination mindsets. From holding conversations with healthcare workers to chan...

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Edward Siddons

22 January 2019

California, United States

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Steps toward preventing maternal mortality – a problem that plagues women worldwide – are being made. A handful of policies, including using data-informed approaches, providing access to doulas, and addressing racial ...

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Edward Siddons

18 January 2019

Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia

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The need for therapeutic support is far outstripping the rate that doctors and nurses can get through training, let alone having enough caregivers in low-income areas. However, extensive studies have proven that a com...

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Anoush Darabi

16 January 2019

Aarhus, Denmark

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Taking its cue from digital engagement strategies of cultural institutions across Sweden, the Danish city of Aarhus, Denmark is making the redevelopment of an area called South Harbour more equitable and inclusive. Us...

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Edward Siddons

14 January 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

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As air pollution threatens health and lives around the world, several creative solutions have the power to transform this situation. By tracking air quality, improving public transit, and using creative architecture a...

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Jennifer Guay

9 January 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The government of Victoria, Australia partnered with businesses across the state to workshop ways cultural, gender, and other biases could be eliminated in workforce interview processes. By creating anonymous CVs, usi...

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