Global Development

School Deworming

Deworming programs in school are cheap, easy, and have major impact on health and education. Top five 2012 Copenhagen Consensus idea http://bit.ly/K9iuSU

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Global Development

Measure Poverty More Broadly

Oxford researchers have developed a new "Multidimensional Poverty Index" (MPI) which measures not just income, but other life factors (health, education, living standards) that define poverty. Economist Magazine http://econ.st/ZZjdQP

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Technology

Turn your old computers into dumb terminals

The Neverware Juicebox provides a cheap alternative to new computers for schools and businesses: hook all the old machines to a powerful central server. Popular Science Grand Award winner 2013. http://bit.ly/1hQXCDy

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Education

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Solar-powered Microfilm Projector to Teach Third World Literacy

Massachusetts non-profit technology that allows night instruction. http://www.designthatmatters.org

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Global Development

Celebrate the 2000s

Despite the 2000s being a challenging decade in America, for the world overall they were great: economic development, health, and education were all greatly improved. NY Times best ideas 2010 http://nyti.ms/dJ4use

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Education

Smartphone Education

Randomized Controlled Trial of teacher-less smartphone education in Los Angeles increased literacty by 2-4 grade levels. CGD http://bit.ly/1pglbt5

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Philanthropy

Don't Donate to Rich Universities

Matthew Yglesias argues that donating money to Harvard makes about as much sense as donating money to Bill Gates. Vox.com http://slate.me/1jSL56B

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Reading Apprenticeship

Reading Apprenticeship improves literacy. Now the challenge is scale-up. http://readingapprenticeship.org/successstories/mr-cushman-how-do-we-know-this-is-working/

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