Global Development

Give Directly

A new service combines cell phone banking and smart data analysis to allow direct, unconditional fund transfers to the world's poorest. http://www.givedirectly.org

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Education

Deworm Poor Kids

Deworming programs are cheap, raise education and increase GDP. http://ow.ly/a5iW1

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Management

Sell to the "Base of the Pyramid"

Four billion people live in poverty - yet represent an enormous, untapped market. First step: create a market. WSJ: http://ow.ly/wYyQ

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Global Development

Development Workers Should Live in a Hut Every Year

Development workers can make a lot of money, and as such, lose touch with the impoverished they profess to serve. One way to combat this is for officials to spend a few days every year or so living with an impoverished family. Owen Barder Blog http://bit.ly/ahbCcI

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Global Development

Empathy with the Global Poor

Individuals in rich countries will never truly empathize with the global poor without travel opportunities to see their circumstances firsthand. As described at http://www.aidsmatters.org/archives/104-Empathy-with-the-Poor.html

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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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Education

Stop the "Summer Slide"

Poor kids tend to lose a lot of academic ground during the Summer. There are programs that can help. NY Times http://nyti.ms/1uN44RF

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Subsidize IUDs

Brookings scholars, looking at effective policy for poverty alleviation, recommend wider IUD usage. 5% of US women use IUDs. 40% of Chinese women do. Economist http://econ.st/1vCzvAT

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Invest in Early Childhood Education

Study after study shows the effectiveness of early childhood education. NY Times http://nyti.ms/1xGyMBl

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