Depending on what they do for or against you, journalists can make or break political candidates, promote or alienate movements, legislation and change. On March 22, 2014, Radio Free Europe’s Journalists in Trouble section featured a story about the slaying…

Although enrollment in primary education is growing, there is a global shortage of teachers.

Unemployment in Zambia is the most important issue for the country to tackle, but most of it is not documented.

Educational standards in the U.S. I’ve been hearing a lot about the Common Core Standard being adopted in schools across the United States. Set by educators and consistent from state to state, the Common Core Standards are supposed to let…

The more I read about microlending, the more glaring become the gaps in practice. I write that with hesitation because I believe it is better to do something good instead of waiting for something perfect. There are lots of people…

This is one of several thought-provoking animations from the #GlobalPOV project. The project is a media and poverty awareness campaign led by University of California Berkeley professor Ananya Roy. The movie mentioned in the video is Black Gold.   Photo: #GlobalPOV

by Column Five Media.

A short intro to microlending Part of the problem that poor people in economically underdeveloped countries have is the lack of access to financing. Historically, the small, poor entrepreneur has had few choices to expand his or her enterprise because…

by worldbank.

A snapshot of Venezuela in 2014

I was doing research for the follow up book to Poor By Design  when I found these tweets about Venezuela: The British Government: The British Government Must Publically Condemn The Dictatorship in Venezuela http://t.co/nkvFC5LT6W via @UKChange — Jonathan Salas (@salasjonathan)…

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