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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.

Creating Standards for Multi-Stakeholder Governance

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 2:20pm
Many people in civil society and in governmental circles feel ambivalent about this new global governance approach. Should multi-stakeholders be in charge of "solving" global problems?

Satellites Spot Deforestation in Almost-approved Peruvian National Park

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:00pm
A proposed national park in Peru sits on the apparent cusp of approval, even as it suffers deforestation at the hands of illegal loggers, miners, and coca growers.

Schools Aren't Just Buildings

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:00pm
Innovation education is critical in East Africa and beyond.

Europe's Airpocalypse

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:00pm
When it comes to air pollution, Europe's policymakers should stop preaching to others and focus on fixing their own problems.

Taxing Tobacco

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:00pm
Oleg Chestnov & Tim Evans propose a cheap effective strategy to bring about a reduction in smoking.

China's Disruptors: How Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, and Other Companies are Changing the Rules of Business

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:36pm
Entrepreneurs emerging from China are redefining the nature of business—not just in China, but everywhere in the world. The new millionaires and billionaires are determined to ride that wave of growth and see how they can shape it to serve their own ends.

The Age of Megaprojects

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 2:31pm
Nancy Alexander warns that a boom in infrastructure investment could be counterproductive if not carefully managed.

“The problems are so huge I can’t be pessimistic”

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 1:00pm
A conversation with Cesar Harada, inventor, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, on oceans, the difficulties of founding a startup, and letting curiosity guide your learning.

A Climate Apollo Program

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 2:00pm
Gus O'Donnell describes a global initiative to make clean energy competitive with coal within ten years.

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.

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