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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.

How Does Globalization Impact on a City Like Johannesburg?

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 2:00pm
Continuing exclusionary development and deeper fragmentation threat Johannesburg's future.

EGPAF Fights the Double Burden of HIV and Cervical Cancer in Lesotho

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:00pm
A new cervical cancer screening program in Lesotho is making headway against this deadly epidemic.

Does Sustainable Forest Management Actually Protect Forests?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:00am
A new study finds an uptick in Congo deforestation despite the implementation of sustainable forest management (SFM).

The One Thing We Still Need In Order To Get To A Low-Carbon Economy

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 1:00pm
Pension funds, insurance companies, and other investors who manage trillions of dollars have an enormous opportunity to change the future by investing in clean energy.

Play! A Bottom-Up Design Process in Lebanon

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 2:00pm
CatalyticAction is in the process of developing playgrounds for refugee children to close the education gap.

The Emergence of Subversive Charities in China

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 1:00pm
A new type of charity has emerged in China that is able to sidestep some of the controls that the government places on NGOs.

Southern Africa, a Region Chronically at Risk

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 8:00am
Southern Africa is preparing for a humanitarian disaster. Daniel Sinnathamby, regional humanitarian coordinator for Oxfam in the region, talks about the circumstances that are making this year especially challenging.

From Child Slavery to Freedom

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 1:00pm
Kailash Satyarthi explains why 5.5 million kids remain in servitude—and what must be done to end the practice.

Urban Farming is Booming, But What Does it Really Yield?

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 2:00pm
The benefits of city-based agriculture go far beyond nutrition.

Putting Children at The Center of the end of AIDS

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 1:00pm
Despite the global effort to scale up antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS treatment, children have largely been left behind.

Is Sharing Really Green?

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 2:00pm
Many have sung the sharing economy's environmental praises, but evidence may not be there to back up their claims.

Feeding a Flawed Society

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 5:00pm
Paul R. Ehrlich & John Harte argue that ensuring food security for a surging population will require fundamental social change.

Are Non-Profits Getting in the Way of Social Change?

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 2:00pm
Solving major social problems is now possible, but not unless the organizations that have been most responsible for making a difference change significantly.

"World Hunger: Ten Myths" by Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 1:00pm
Chapter by chapter, Frances Moore Lappé and her co-authors demolish the myths that have long prevented us from addressing hunger, and examine the policies that keep people from feeding themselves.

Making Big Bets for Social Change

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 12:00pm
Why does such a large gap exist between what donors say they would like to achieve with their philanthropy and where they actually make their biggest bets? And how can we close it?

Can the University Help Make Better Cities?

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 2:00pm
We need 21st-century institutions for 21st-century urbanization and cities. If we have the courage to reimagine and remake them, universities can be at the heart of this project.

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