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Policy Innovations is a weekly online magazine devoted to innovators and their ideas for a fairer globalization. The Policy Innovations feed includes all major articles, briefings, commentary, and multimedia published on the website.

Drones for Development

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:00pm
J.M. Ledgard & Scott MacMillan on the must-have gadget for remote parts of Africa, Asia, and South America.

The Promise of Lean Experimentation

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:31pm
The work of innovation can be slow and cumbersome—particularly in the social sector. But by adopting a model that is increasingly common in the business world, non-profit organizations can launch, test, and implement new programs and services more efficiently and more effectively.

U.S. Pioneers Water Saving in Fracking, But China's Nascent Shale Sector Lags

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:00pm
Some U.S. shale oil producers are recycling water to save costs and to protect resources, methods that may be needed in China if the country experiences a fracking boom.

Revolution and Reaction in Biopharming

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 2:00pm
Henry I. Miller says that over-zealous regulation is preventing plants' drug-making potential from being realized.

Like the Vacuuming, Non-profit Work is Women's Work

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 1:00pm
If we want the nonprofit sector to innovate, we need to acknowledge the gender gap between nonprofits and the private sector.

How to Escape Education's Death Valley

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:00pm
Sir Ken Robinson outlines three principles crucial for the human mind to flourish—and how current education culture works against them.

The Next Pig Idea

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:00pm
Food waste expert and environmentalist, Tristram Stuart, has had an unexpectedly big idea that could change the world.

Chaos is an Order We Don't Understand

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 4:00pm
Although many are among of the oldest in the world, cities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are often defined as "chaotic." What can we learn from this apparent contradiction?

The Wall Street Takeover of Non-profit Boards

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 2:40pm
Executives from the finance industry represent a growing percentage of board members, and an even larger percentage of board leadership, at some of America's most influential nonprofits.

Beyond Universal Education

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:00pm
It is time for the UN to move beyond a singular focus on enrollment numbers and grapple with the problem of quality in education. A child’s potential is truly unleashed only when he or she learns to spot and seize the opportunities his or her parents never had.

The Rise of the Changemaker Business

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 3:45pm
The responsible business of the future is not a company that cares about social impact, it is a movement that uses business to empower others to build a better world.

It’s Time for a U.S.-Canada Electric Auto Pact

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:42pm
The Canada-U.S. auto pact of 1965 was a major milestone, but it is time for a renewed vision for Canada-U.S. automotive cooperation and for governments to get behind electric vehicles.

Full Planet, Empty Plates

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:00pm
"We are in transition today from an age of surpluses to an age of scarcity," says Lester Brown. The reasons are manifold and include population growth, climate change, and water scarcity.

Viva La Vulva

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:00pm
Viva la Vulva, a medical student society, is trying to raise awareness in the UK around female genital mutilation.

Climate Change and the Catholic Church

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:00pm
Jeffrey D. Sachs defends Pope Francis from those who say he should stick to religion.

The "University Report Card" Highlights Need for more University Research into Neglected Diseases

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:00pm
Commercially driven drug development has rapidly become incompatible with the needs of society. Universities could have the key to the solution.

Interview: The Guardian's Editor on His Climate Crusade

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:42pm
"The Guardian" newspaper has waged an unprecedented campaign to keep fossil fuels "in the ground" as part of the fight against climate change.


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