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There is much more to child development than provision of basic needs

In a survey conducted in Kenya by Parenting in Africa Network (PAN) and whose results are contained in a 2013 report titled, “Skillful parenting and …

The Urban Village | by Carlo Ratti & Matthew Claudel

CAMBRIDGE – “I want to be a part of it – New York, New York,” Frank Sinatra sang of the city that has attracted so many of the world’s most ambitious …

Clean energy SMEs connecting off-grid communites are starved of funding

There's a growing buzz about the potential for business to fill the huge energy gap across the developing world, where 1.3 billion people live without grid electricity and a staggering 3 billion people cook on open fires or dirty cookstoves.<p>Pioneering small and medium-sized energy enterprises, that …

Cleantech in the developing world: from solar power to refrigeration

After driving taxis in New York City for 10 years, 58-year-old Julio Francois returned to his hometown of Les Anglais, Haiti to open a mill. He processes corn, rice, sorghum and some coffee for the small and isolated agricultural town on the country’s southwest coast, thanks to a diesel-generated …

Positive (and Negative) Charges - Which Business Models Are Surging: Going Off Grid Series (pt 2)

<i>Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part post by Jack Bird, of the Center for Science, Technology and Society, which developed the Energy Map</i> …

Innovation

Ivory Coast stallholders turn to digital marketplace

<b>Ebay and Alibaba may be the world's biggest online marketplaces, but not in Africa.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessSouth African education goes digitalKenya's mobile money revolutionAfrica mobile boom powers innovationIs tech saving the music industry?Business travel in hi-tech …

26 Inspiring Pictures Of The Low-Income Entrepreneurs Who Make The World Go Round

Every year, the Consultative Group To Assist The Poor (or CGAP) hosts a photo contest asking entrants to submit photos based around the idea of microfinance. The purpose of the contest is to give amateur and professional photographers a chance to show the different ways that poor households manage …

Landscape Mobile Launches Sight, Raises Seed Round To Visually Archive Articles

The good folks at the new Beijing and San Francisco-based startup Landscape Mobile have launched Sight today, an app that makes it easier to organize articles on mobile devices.<p>Copying and pasting on mobile devices is a huge pain in the caboose, and Sight solves that problem by allowing users to …