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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.

What Water's Worth

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:00am
Are the current efforts to improve the management of water scarcity adequate? In countries such as India, the government's decision to provide free electricity for irrigation—in order to push production—has created a new problem: over-pumping.

Why the Non-Communicable Diseases Response Needs Universal Health Coverage

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:00am
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is key for a future in which health systems respond effectively to epidemics.

Why Isn't Food a Public Good?

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:57am
What would the world look like if we were to treat food as a public good or commons and not merely as a commodity?

Ice Buckets and Ebola

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:00am

Zhao Zhong: Lessons from the Bottom Up

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:00am
After an accident where nature nearly took his life, Zhao Zhong has been on a mission to protect the environment in his homeland of China.

Empowering Women and Girls: The Impact of Gender Equality on Public Health

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:30am
Gender inequality is a strong driver of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. How can we reach out to women to correct this imbalance and save lives?

The Next Generation Greenhouse

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:40pm
Four Dutch engineers have started a revolution. They have developed plan production units the size of a city block and just a few stories high capable of producing the same volume of crops as a large farm.

How I Brought a River, and My City, Back to Life

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:25am
An architect in Fez, Morocco is converting a polluted and sewage-filled river in her hometown into a usable, public space.

A Storm in a Bucket: Lessons from the Ice Bucket Challenge Controversy

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:50am
Fun-based activism such as the Ice Bucket Challenge does not persuade you; it mobilizes you. That's why it's been so successful.

Health in a Time of Ebola

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:01pm
Efforts to respond to an epidemic should not undercut investment in community health workers. These medical staff are vital in areas where access to proper care and trust is limited.

FAIRNESS AND ITS OPPOSITE: International Student Photo Contest

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:20pm
Carnegie Council announces its second annual International Student Photography Contest. This year's theme is "Fairness and Its Opposite."

Rose Niu: Conservation on the Tipping Point

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:00pm
Conservation in China is a long-term struggle that has only intensified with rapid economic growth. To bring degraded ecosystems back, the country needs ambitious plans and a new paradigm.

The Ethics of Innovation

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:01pm
An ethical framework can connect the worlds of start-up technology and international development to strengthen cross-sector innovation in the social sector.

Advancing Sustainable Business in China

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:25pm
This special issue of chinadialogue's journal exposes polluters and highlights some of the best examples and models of sustainability in China today.


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