Charting Change
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Inclusive Economies

Rethinking El Salvador’s public transit trouble

Riding a public bus in the Central American country can be a treacherous and even deadly experience. But a local think tank is using its newfound ability to conduct detailed on-the-ground research to help transform a system relied upon by millions.

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Technology and Innovation

Mexico’s digital money revolution

How the Prospera Digital e-banking program could put money in the hands of Mexico’s low-income families with just a few taps — and transform their lives in the process

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Agriculture and Environment

Vaccine victory

How a Canadian virologist created a breakthrough five-in-one livestock vaccine that could transform the lives of millions in Africa and beyond

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Inclusive Economies

The high cost of cheap clothes

Four years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory killed more than 1,000 people in Bangladesh, a Dhaka-based think tank continues to push for wholesale changes to one of the country’s most important industries

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Agriculture and Environment

A creepy-crawly food revolution

Long considered pests, insects are now on the menu for farmed fish and poultry in Kenya and Uganda, where scientists are looking for cheaper, healthier ways to boost animal growth and develop the local economy

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Technology and Innovation

Mapping sexual harassment in Egypt

More than 95 per cent of women in Egypt have experienced sexual harassment at least once, but many citizens there turn a blind eye when it happens. The HarassMap project is aiming to change that attitude at home and abroad, empowering women and changing the attitudes of men in the process.

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Inclusive Economies

Maternal health enters the information age in Peru

How the Wawared project is using technology to collect and share health data that will improve the lives of women and, perhaps eventually, everyone in the nation

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Technology and Innovation

Canada's cyber steward on digital espionage, democracy and protecting the Internet

Ron Deibert, the director of Citizen Lab, the University of Toronto's vaunted digital watchdog, explains the importance of the Cyber Stewards Network project, which supports building cybersecurity in places such as Asia, Africa and Latin America

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Agriculture and Environment

Drones on the delta

In Ghana's Volta River delta, the remotely-operated aerial vehicles are going where researchers can't to help study coastal erosion, flooding and migration

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Inclusive Economies

Building better borders in Latin America

Illegal trading and the violence that can accompany it is a scourge along Latin America’s borders, but researchers from across the region are working together to find ways to combat the problem

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Technology and Innovation

Getting connected in Myanmar

After years of falling behind the rest of Asia in information and communications technology, Myanmar is quickly catching up

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Agriculture and Environment

Adapting to a new environmental reality in Morocco

How one project is helping a part of the North African country innovate to weather the effects of a changing climate

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Inclusive Economies

Greening South America, one business at a time

A look at how small and medium-sized businesses on the continent are starting to play a bigger role in environmental sustainability

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Inclusive Economies

Determining women’s destiny

How evaluating an educational program that helps women in India empower themselves could help ensure its future

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Agriculture and Environment

Fish for food

Exploring ways to get fish on the table in Bolivia

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Technology and Innovation

The right equation for Africa

How the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences is helping shape the continent's future

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Technology and Innovation

Defusing the rumour mill, digitally

The text-messaging technology that's helping quash misinformation and save lives in Kenya

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Agriculture and Environment

Solar solutions

How solar-powered water pumps are helping Pakistani farmers adjust to climate change

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Inclusive Economies

Safe delivery

How one organization is using the law to improve maternal and child health in Uganda

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Agriculture and Environment

Fighting malaria in Northern Peru

Changing irrigation practices to combat malaria in Northern Peru

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