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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.

Rwandan Cycling Rises from the Ashes of Genocide

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:00am
The film Rising from Ashes is an inspirational story of how Rwandan cyclists are working hard to compete on the highest international stages.

The Rebirth of Rwanda

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:00am
Rwanda has made a lot of progress in the twenty years since the genocide, but the world is still not equipped to handle mass atrocities.

Why Is Reducing Energy Subsidies a Prudent, Fair, and Transformative Policy for Indonesia?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:00am
With energy subsidies taking a big chunk out of Indonesia's budget, the time is right to roll them back and pay for vital services like infrastructure and health instead.

A United Front in the War for Wildlife

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:00am
Conservationists need a unified approach to stop the illegal trade in wildlife: species protection, human development, good governance, and enforcement.

Sustainable Sourcing of Phytochemicals as a Development Tool: The Case of Somaliland’s Frankincense Industry

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00am
This study examines the role the phytochemical sector can play in creating a supply chain for a sustainable niche market.

To Lead Tomorrow, Future Leaders Must Learn to Read Today

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00am
A country's destiny follows the learning curve of its children. If all students in poor countries were taught basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.

Green Politics Is Just High-end Consumerism (If We Don't Connect It to Race and Class)

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:00am
It would be wise for the environmental movement to use the arts as a vessel for kindling empathy and inspiration in historically disenfranchised communities.

Education Without Borders

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:00am
There cannot be universal access to education without an agreement that we will cater to young people in conflict zones. A pilot project in Lebanon leads the way.

Make Eliminating Extreme Inequality a Sustainable Development Goal

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:00am
Eliminate extreme inequality at the national level in every country. This idea should be included in the world's development goals.

Forced Evictions Defeat the Spirit of Big Sporting Events

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:00am
The evicted residents of Rio demand to be included in the benefits and the legacies of big tournaments like the World Cup and Olympics.

Building Resilience

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:00am
Now is the time for New York to take control of its aging infrastructure and set aside a fund for investing in and upgrading pipelines and buildings around the city.

Dogs Ally with Elephants in the Fight Against Illegal Ivory

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:00am
Sniffer dog teams are proving invaluable in the interdiction of illegal ivory and other wildlife parts as the contraband flows from Africa to Asia.

International Women's Day 2014

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:00am
In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, we present a selection of Carnegie Council resources from the past year featuring female leaders who inspire.

Information Technology: The Power of Responsible Business

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:00am
With increasing scrutiny of company conduct, and growing availability of practical guidance on how to uphold human rights, there is little excuse for inaction in the ICT sector.

Financial Innovation for the Wild

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:00am
Innovative development finance can mobilize private capital and public funding to create and commercialize technologies for regulating the trade in endangered species.

Development AND Gorillas?

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:00am
Integrated conservation and development strategies have shown promise in protecting the mountain gorillas of Uganda while also improving livelihoods.

New Growth Models

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 1:00am
New growth models will take time to develop. They will require shifts and innovations in policies, changes in values, and new coalitions to accomplish complex transitions.

U.S.-China Cooperation and Planetary Resurgence

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 1:00am
Agreement by China and the United States on rising internal carbon fees would be a planetary turning point, opening the door to global ascendancy of clean energies.


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