Mar 19, 2018 by Josh Martin & Laura Rawlings
This post originally appeared on NextBillion. Fighting poverty with direct cash payments is more common now than ever before. In 1997, only three developing countries had centrally managed cash transfer programs targeting poverty. Today, more than 120 do, and more than $200 million in cash is distributed daily. The adoption of cash transfers was a significant step … Read more.
Mar 13, 2018 by Lydia Trupe
In any given field, the top 10% of performers produce more than 50% of the big breakthroughs. What is the key to these superstars’ success? Fortunately for most of us, the answer is not raw talent or even expertise. The truth is, these top performers produce as many bad ideas as everyone else—but, crucially, they … Read more.
Oct 4, 2017 by Karina Lorenzana & Jana Smith
It’s hard to argue that health isn’t essential to a good and productive life. When we’re sick, it’s difficult if not impossible to work. Managing an illness or health condition can be a full-time job, or it can be so stressful and difficult that it leads to other maladies. Moreover, the costs of medical care … Read more.
Dec 13, 2016 by Vivien Caetano, Hannah Spring, & Lydia Trupe
Globally, one in three women report experiencing violence at the hands of an intimate partner. In some countries, like Ethiopia, over 60% of women experience intimate partner violence (IPV). Each of these instances devastates the lives of women and their families for generations. Over the past few years, we’ve studied intimate partner violence through a … Read more.
Nov 10, 2016 by Marina Dimova & Mukta Joshi
This post originally appeared on Next Billion. Norma has a small store in the Bago City neighborhood of central Philippines. In the packed interior of her store, Norma sells a variety of household items such as coffee, sugar, chips, bread, eggs, soft drinks, soaps and more. She has big plans for her business – she … Read more.
Aug 29, 2016 by Alex Blau
Since her husband passed away a few years ago, Marwah has taken care of her family’s cocoa farm all by herself. She is motivated by a promise she and her husband made to help finance their youngest son’s college education. But like many who manage small cocoa farms in Indonesia, Marwah struggles to save money. … Read more.
Aug 2, 2016 by ideas42
What does taking steps to use family planning look like to you? Perhaps you think of visiting your doctor’s office. Depending on where you’re from, you may have a flashback to a lecture from high school health class. Or maybe you think of the first time you nervously bought condoms at a gas station, corner … Read more.
May 25, 2016 by ideas42
This post originally appeared on the IntraHealth VITAL blog. In Senegal, over a third of postpartum women who want to delay or avoid additional pregnancy do not use a modern method of contraception. This is despite the fact that most Senegalese women know about family planning and have access to services. To reach these women, … Read more.
Mar 29, 2016 by Marina Dimova, Dana Guichon & Michael Stern
Did your parents ever tell you to put a little more green on your plate? How about orange? Or maybe you’ve heard the phrase eat the rainbow. It may seem a bit odd to talk about nutrition in terms of colors, but we’d bet that thinking about green and orange probably got you to eat … Read more.
Nov 2, 2015 by ideas42 & The World Bank
This post originally appeared on World Bank Voices blog and was co-authored by ideas42 and members of the World Bank. It is 8 AM. The winter sun begins to appear over the gray-green mass of trees above the village of Tritriva in Madagascar’s central highlands. The courtyard of a stone church is already filled with … Read more.