Global Development

Micronutrients

Micronutrient supplements, particularly iron supplements to combat anemia, are among the most cost effective health interventions possible. See Micronutrient Initiative at http://www.micronutrient.org

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Health

Make Condoms More Pleasurable

A Gates Foundation Grand Challenge seeks ideas for making condoms more pleasurable. If men wore condoms more, HIV and pregnancy rates would plummet. NY Times http://nyti.ms/14TAzmv

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Government

Give Your Vote to Third World

A new website called Give Your Vote allows British citizens to seek input for their votes on issues which impact developing countries. http://bit.ly/b5LnW0

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Education

Conditional Cash Transfers for School Attendance

2012 Copenhagen Convention top 15 idea http://bit.ly/K9iuSU

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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and Character

New York Times writer Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control. http://bit.ly/1nvsImr

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Education

Create "Learning Circles" For Displaced Children

Displaced children are frequently excluded from formal schooling. This program in Colombia provides learning opportunities for the population of over one million displaced children. A Changemakers.com winning idea 2007. http://bit.ly/5DxXgk

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Hepatitis B Immunization

2012 Copenhagen Convention top 10 idea http://bit.ly/K9iuSU

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Education

Education in a Box for Developing Countries

Bridge International Academies builds low-cost schools and provides packaged curriculum in developing countries. Results exceed government schools. Think McDonalds for education. http://www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com/

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Environment

Allow Accessory Dwelling Units

Experience in Portland shows that Accessory Dwelling Units (aka "Granny Flats") provide housing, earn money, and help families bond. NY Times http://nyti.ms/1iyOyBh

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Bed Nets for All

Insecticide-treated bed nets are twice as effective as normal bed nets, and increase malaria protection by 70%. http://bit.ly/1uzIOm0

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Global Development

Be Highly Selective about Monitoring and Evaluation Programs

A recent study concludes that full evaluations of all 169 UN Sustainable Development Goals would cost ove $250 billion - more than global aid. Copenhagen Consensus http://bit.ly/1xYHOul

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Management

Companies Should Devote Some of R&D Budgets to Assist Poorest

Bill Gates describes why it is in both a company's and society's best interest that corporate R&D budgets be in part targeted to the poorest. http://bit.ly/6NFyI8

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