Social Business
0 The more some donors know, the less they give

Shaking out every dollar. The movement to show impacts for aid programs continues to gain steam within the humanitarian sector. But what about the donors? Will more transparency and information about the impacts of a program affect their giving habits? The answer to that question appears to be sort of…

0 Safe drinking water keeps Cambodian kids in school

Children walking to school, Kampong Cham, Cambodia.Karen Murphy If you build it, he will come. In the case of Cambodian schools it is more like: if you provide safe drinking water, kids will go to school. When schools provided treated water in containers, the rate of absence for students dropped.…

0 Microfinance works! Loans better than fad of just giving poor money

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative The idea is simple, test what is the best way to grow microenterprise in Uganda: straight cash, loans, skills training or a combination of the three. What happened? The results were, please forgive the overused Upworthy adjective, unexpected. Just giving people money was not as good…

0 Seattle council moves to strengthen research in life sciences

Alex / Flickr The Seattle City Council hopes fewer government regulations and lower taxation on federal research dollars brought into the city will save lives, here and abroad. The council introduced legislation last week it hopes will strengthen the growing  life science industry in Seattle. The legislation, CB 117438, will…

0 Global health researchers say global health research is critical

News analysis That’s the gist of it anyway. On Tuesday, a group of some 40 global health organizations that calls itself the Global Health Technologies Coalition issued a report that found global health technologies “are among the best investments US policymakers can make” and warned that budget cuts to global…

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