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Energy Poverty and Norway Innovation | The Energy Collective

Energy Poverty and Norway Innovation | The Energy Collective | Poverty | Scoop.it
That means billions wait in the dark, living in energy poverty, the term for the situation that so many in developing nations find themselves: negatively affected by a lack of energy, use of dirty fossil fuels, and inefficient time ...
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Bangladesh: Safety Nets to Protect the Poor

Bangladesh: Safety Nets to Protect the Poor | Poverty | Scoop.it
Despite Bangladesh’s remarkable in the past decade, one-third of the population still live in poverty. There are number of public social safety net programs to support the poor and vulnerable.
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WB poverty strategy for Pakistan - DAWN.COM

WB poverty strategy for Pakistan - DAWN.COM | Poverty | Scoop.it
ISLAMABAD: The World Bank Group is preparing a new strategy for Pakistan which will guide the engagement of its ...
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Social Media in Emergencies | Internews

Social Media in Emergencies | Internews | Poverty | Scoop.it
RT @Internews: Check out the @CDACN report from our own @anahi_ayala's seminar on Social Media in Emergencies: http://t.co/CMOrOmZlsU #comm…

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UK development bank plans raise fears of loading debt on to poor countries

UK development bank plans raise fears of loading debt on to poor countries | Poverty | Scoop.it

The UK is considering whether to provide more British aid to developing countries in the form of loans – a practice it all but abandoned in the late 1990s.

 

Supporters of the proposals, which include the creation of a UK development bank, argue that moving into loans would help Britain to foster economic development overseas, for example by supporting large infrastructure projects, and would cost the UK taxpayer less, as loans would have to be repaid.

 

But some development experts and NGOs warn that many poor countries already face rising debt burdens, and that loans could push aid funding towards projects that offer high financial returns at the expense of support for key social sectors like health and education.


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The pros and cons of social media in global health

The pros and cons of social media in global health | Poverty | Scoop.it

Social media can aid global health, but they also present many risks, according to a World Health Summit session.


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The pros and cons of social media in global health

The pros and cons of social media in global health | Poverty | Scoop.it

Social media can aid global health, but they also present many risks, according to a World Health Summit session.


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The global landscape of poverty, food insecurity, and malnutrition ...

The global landscape of poverty, food insecurity, and malnutrition ... | Poverty | Scoop.it
For many years poverty reduction was the overarching welfare objective of a wide range of development institutions and programs, particularly in the context of agricultural development. Yet in recent years the development ...
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Development Co-operation Report 2013 - Books - OECD iLibrary

Development Co-operation Report 2013 - Books - OECD iLibrary | Poverty | Scoop.it
The Development Co-operation Report (DCR) 2013 explores what needs to be done to achieve rapid and sustainable progress in the global fight to reduce poverty.
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Seven ways not to give to charity - Washington Post

Seven ways not to give to charity - Washington Post | Poverty | Scoop.it
Seven ways not to give to charity
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“People think they're doing you a huge favor by giving you dirty furniture or a beat-up car,” said Eric Salmi, spokesman for Catholic Charities.
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The app that could transform farming

The app that could transform farming | Poverty | Scoop.it

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3 Ways That Business Can Alleviate Poverty - Huffington Post

3 Ways That Business Can Alleviate Poverty - Huffington Post | Poverty | Scoop.it
3 Ways That Business Can Alleviate Poverty
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According to the World Resources Institute, there are 4 billion people worldwide who live below the Western poverty line. 1 billion of them live on less than $1 per day.
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Can This Lantern Put An End To Energy Poverty? - Huffington Post

Can This Lantern Put An End To Energy Poverty? - Huffington Post | Poverty | Scoop.it
Can This Lantern Put An End To Energy Poverty?
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A Stunning Finding; Higher Food Prices Reduce Poverty - Forbes

A Stunning Finding; Higher Food Prices Reduce Poverty - Forbes | Poverty | Scoop.it
A Stunning Finding; Higher Food Prices Reduce Poverty
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Standard microeconomic methods consistently suggest that, in the short run, higher food prices increase poverty in developing countries.
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How Can Financial Management Help Lift Indian Street Children Out Of Poverty?

How Can Financial Management Help Lift Indian Street Children Out Of Poverty? | Poverty | Scoop.it
If you have watched Danny Boyle’s award-winning “Slumdog Millionaire,” you probably think you have an idea of how life is for millions of poor children on India’s streets.
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Youth Use Social Media In Campaign To End Poverty

Youth Use Social Media In Campaign To End Poverty | Poverty | Scoop.it
Around 1000 young ambassadors are using social media to create hype and participation in contributing towards the eradication of extreme poverty and

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:56 AM

Using social media to accomplish something, to end poverty.

Noraini's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:46 AM

I am truly amazed by how motivated and kind/helpful they are as they want poverty to stop by using media social. I believe not alot of people would do such thing to raise awareness of poverty as we are living in the 21st Century and they are all busy but then again, we have to be aware of what is happening around us. 

Chanel's curator insight, February 25, 2014 7:21 AM

amazed by how motivated and caring/helpful they are as they want poverty to stop by using media social.  We are living in the 21st Century and they are all busy but then again, we have to be aware of what is happening around us now

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How Africa's mobile revolution is disrupting the continent

How Africa's mobile revolution is disrupting the continent | Poverty | Scoop.it
Africa's mobile phone adoption curve has been impressive. ("How #Africa 's #mobile revolution is disrupting the continent." http://t.co/7lqzE28bC6 Is it really?

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Bill Gates predicts there will be almost no poor countries by 2035

Bill Gates predicts there will be almost no poor countries by 2035 | Poverty | Scoop.it
In their foundation's just-released annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates attempt to debunk three pervasive myths in development economics: "Poor countries are doomed to stay poor." "Foreign aid is a big waste." "Saving lives leads to...

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Poor countries struggling to harness cloud computing - SciDev.Net

Poor countries struggling to harness cloud computing - SciDev.Net | Poverty | Scoop.it
A lack of access to affordable broadband and data servers is limiting this technology’s take up, says UN report.

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Big data could revolutionize philanthropy—for both donors and charities

Big data could revolutionize philanthropy—for both donors and charities | Poverty | Scoop.it
The flood of new information available to institutions has the potential to make both donors and charities more effective. But first, there are obstacles to overcome.
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U.N. changes tack to slow worsening hunger, poverty in Sahel

U.N. changes tack to slow worsening hunger, poverty in Sahel | Poverty | Scoop.it
Despite good harvests, an estimated 16 million people are at risk of hunger in the Sahel next year, up from 11.3 million this year, raising questions over the effectiveness of the current humanitarian and development approach (#UN Sahel rep says UN...
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HELPING THE POOR FOR PROFIT

HELPING THE POOR FOR PROFIT | Poverty | Scoop.it
In 2006, Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work lending very small amounts of money to very poor people. Since then, microfinance institutions have popped up all over the world.
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Partnering with the poor: four powerful programs that fight poverty - Christian Science Monitor

Partnering with the poor: four powerful programs that fight poverty - Christian Science Monitor | Poverty | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Partnering with the poor: four powerful programs that fight poverty Christian Science Monitor Growing Inclusive Markets wants more of these success stories, and it is documenting as many examples as possible to make it...
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Integrating ICTs into Communication for Development programs with adolescent girls

Integrating ICTs into Communication for Development programs with adolescent girls | Poverty | Scoop.it
A paper that Keshet Bachan and I authored for Unicef is now available for your reading pleasure! Here's a  summary of what we talk about in the paper: Social, cultural, economic and political tradi...

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World Disasters Report 2013 - home


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Anand Sheombar's curator insight, October 22, 2013 12:16 PM

An interesting read on impact of technology innovation on humanitarian aid.

 

"The World Disasters Report 2013 examines the profound impact of technological innovations on humanitarian action, how humanitarians employ technology in new and creative ways, and what risks and opportunities may emerge as a result of technological innovations.

The responsible use of technology offers concrete ways to make humanitarian assistance more effective, efficient and accountable and can, in turn, directly reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience. Finding ways for advances in technology to serve the most vulnerable is a moral imperative; a responsibility, not a choice."