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Support for start-ups: Y Combinator’s non-profit mission - FT.com

Support for start-ups: Y Combinator’s non-profit mission - FT.com | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
Will MacAskill never used to describe himself as an entrepreneur: “Now I do. ‘Entrepreneur’ in so much as trying to innovate, to do something new and do something very big. But we are not trying to get rich.” Mr MacAskill is the bespectacled Ox­ford
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The Most Efficient Way to Save a Life

The Most Efficient Way to Save a Life | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
m in the developing world. Africa, he said, loses tens of billions of dollars a ye
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Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own | WIRED

Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own | WIRED | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
Without a network, a cell phone doesn’t really know how to do anything. And by and large, that network is provided—and, therefore, controlled—by a company that wants to make a profit off its subscribers. If there aren’t enough subscribers in a particular region, cellular providers simply refuse to install their infrastructure there.
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why water

why water | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
Learn about the impact of the global water crisis, and how charity: water is working to bring clean drinking water to people in developing countries.
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3 Myths That Block Progress For The Poor by Bill and Melinda Gates:

3 Myths That Block Progress For The Poor by Bill and Melinda Gates: | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
Now reading: 3 Myths That Block Progress For The Poor:
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The renewable energy investment & lending platform

The renewable energy investment & lending platform | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
The UK's first regulated investment platform enabling anyone to invest in UK renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, hydro and biomass.
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Nomadslife - Nomadslife Jeroen Toirkens

Nomadslife - Nomadslife Jeroen Toirkens | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
Since 1999 Jeroen Toirkens documents the last living nomads on the Northern Hemisphere in his project NomadsLife
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Bill Gates: capitalism means male baldness research gets more funding than malaria

Bill Gates: capitalism means male baldness research gets more funding than malaria | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
Capitalism means that there is much more research into male baldness than there is into diseases such as malaria, which mostly affect poor people, said Bill Gates
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Bill Gates: Here's My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help | Wired Business | Wired.com

Bill Gates: Here's My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help | Wired Business | Wired.com | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
Bill Gates on how innovation is the key to a brighter future, and how we're only just getting started.
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The Woman Finding Tech Jobs for the World’s Poorest People

The Woman Finding Tech Jobs for the World’s Poorest People | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
Leila Janah started an outsourcing company that hires people in Africa and Asia to perform digital tasks for companies like Google and LinkedIn.
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Can solar-powered lanterns replace dirty kerosene in the developing world?

New York City-based MPOWERD's Luci lantern could be an efficient, low-cost, and environmentally sustainable alternative lighting solution to millions of people living off the grid.
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Summary - Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

Summary - Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson | International Development & Education | Scoop.it

Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these factors...

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Sorry, But Technology Alone Can't Help Us Build a Better World | WIRED

Sorry, But Technology Alone Can't Help Us Build a Better World | WIRED | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
The question of the evening was: "Can tech bring equality and peace?" Given the high profiles of the group assembled to entertain an answer, you could almost be forgiven for thinking they were going to come up with a definitive yes-or-no.
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Omidyar Network, Governments Partner to Launch Global Innovation Fund

Omidyar Network, Governments Partner to Launch Global Innovation Fund | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
The $200 million fund will take a venture capital-like approach to investing in social innovations aimed at improving the lives of and opportunities for millions of people in developing countries....
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2014 International Ashden Awards winners | Ashden | Ashden Awards, sustainable and renewable energy in the UK and developing world

2014 International Ashden Awards winners | Ashden | Ashden Awards, sustainable and renewable energy in the UK and developing world | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
We champion and promote practical, local energy solutions that cut carbon, protect the environment, reduce poverty and improve people’s lives.
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Azuri Technologies

Azuri Technologies | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
Azuri brings power at scale to off-grid customers in rural emerging markets, providing basic needs that are regarded as routine in more developed countries.
We develop and manufacture Indigo, a revolutionary solar power technology and business model that is transforming the opportunity in off-grid emerging markets, enabling users to benefit from clean renewable energy and simultaneously halve their energy spend.
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America's 50 Worst Charities - Don't Be Fooled By Their Names

America's 50 Worst Charities - Don't Be Fooled By Their Names | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to making donations, many of us have felt some angst in deciding where our money can do the most good. We often hear stories of ‘charities’ that are less than… charitable.
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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.
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An exclusive interview with Bill Gates - FT.com

An exclusive interview with Bill Gates - FT.com | International Development & Education | Scoop.it
Bill Gates describes himself as a technocrat. But he does not believe that technology will save the world.
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