Migrants Need Access to Health Care

March 26, 2016

The migrant crisis will impede our ability to deliver Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Post-2015, officials of the United Nations (UN) and other stakeholders started to think carefully about what development meant in this new era. Breaking down perceptions beyond extreme poverty or...

Education is the First Step to Ending Poverty

March 11, 2016

Eliminating extreme poverty may seem like a challenge, but Goal 4 of the SDGs provides an achievable vision for the future. In the era preceding the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), securing a seat in the classroom itself was a daunting task. During the 15-year timeframe mandated by the...

Microfinance and the Dilemma of IPOs

August 07, 2012

Microfinance is undergoing a fundamental challenge, as the participation of some of its institutions in capital markets fuels a debate on how social entrepreneurs should balance social missions with financial interests.   At its core, microfinance provides financial resources to those...

Pondering Poverty

August 07, 2012

Though the creation of Millennium Development Goals has proved successful on certain fronts, specifically in increasing access to water and healthcare in some countries, many of the world’s poorest people continue to suffer from problems including unstable food and fuel prices and food...