Trying to measure social progress with a global index that compares countries can be as fraught as the reliance on GDP statistics. Yet it points to new ways to view progress.
The program started by Mr. Sachs helped bring the cow, the milk, the rainwater storage and a computer lab.
The Tenda Atacado Group provides products, credit, and learning opportunities that support entrepreneurs at the Base of the Pyramid – the poorest of the poor.
As a continent, Africa won't achieve most of its health-related Millennium Development Goals. Cash and access continue to be major impediments to healthcare in the region.
The round-up of Good Reads this week includes how the Internet could erode China's authoritarianism, the status of the UN millennium development goals, how parents introduce technology to children, and space-diver Felix Baumgartner's superhero suit.
In social-investment exchanges, donors choose what projects to 'invest' in. But the return is in the form of social good, not cash.
Mini 'sanitation trucks' that remove fecal sludge, and improved holding tanks, may help bring improved sanitation to millions of Indonesians without it.
The $75 million USAID Teacher Education Project alone won't patch the US and Pakistan governmental relationship. But education projects are one way to maintain people-to-people relations.