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Come out to MIT for a panel on innovation and development I am moderating
I am dusting off the blog to promote an event I am moderating this week at MIT. It should be an interesting conversation about efforts to actually evaluate innovations and see how well they work. Details below and sign up here . Finding What Works in Global...
I am dusting off the blog to promote an event I am moderating this week at MIT. It should be an interesting conversation about efforts to actually evaluate innovations and see how well they work. Details below and sign up her...
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Should I still support/watch the NFL?
Andrew Forbes explains why he gave up on the NFL this year. This essay captures a lot of my feelings about the state of NFL and football as a sport. I have not forsaken it quite yet, but draw closer. It’s a small, unimportant thing, the game of football, bu...
Andrew Forbes explains why he gave up on the NFL this year. This essay captures a lot of my feelings about the state of NFL and football as a sport. I have not forsaken it quite yet, but draw closer. It’s a small, unimportan...
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When Wall Street and philanthropy went on a date
ProPublica keeps taking a bite out of the wider charitable sector. This time , it turns to donor-advised funds. As a young person with not much money to kick around, this is a new concept to me. Here is their set up of the problem: For about 40 years, chari...
ProPublica keeps taking a bite out of the wider charitable sector. This time, it turns to donor-advised funds. As a young person with not much money to kick around, this is a new concept to me. Here is their set up of the pro...
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The cycle of failure to bring water to one Tanzania village
In part two of our reporting on water in Tanzania, Jacob takes us to Lupeta where a cycle of failed water access continued until NGO WaterAid stepped in to fix a recently broken water source. It also comes with a, if I do say so myself, pretty sweet interac...
In part two of our reporting on water in Tanzania, Jacob takes us to Lupeta where a cycle of failed water access continued until NGO WaterAid stepped in to fix a recently broken water source. It also comes with a, if I do say...
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Neat interactive tracking of actions by Ebola response donors from ONE
The ONE Campaign took their initial research on how donors are faring when it comes to funding the Ebola response to the next level. Today saw the release of the interactive Ebola Tracker . Here is how donor countries compare: Sorry that it is really small....
The ONE Campaign took their initial research on how donors are faring when it comes to funding the Ebola response to the next level. Today saw the release of the interactive Ebola Tracker. Here is how donor countries compare:...
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UNICEF brings in the tiny reinforcements to dispel Ebola myths
A new UNICEF video uses kids to help explain why Ebola is bad and what can be done to stop it. The premise is to make it so simple that even a five year-old can understand. The humorous approach is an interesting way to both attempt to raise money for the E...
A new UNICEF video uses kids to help explain why Ebola is bad and what can be done to stop it. The premise is to make it so simple that even a five year-old can understand. The humorous approach is an interesting way to both ...
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Map of the day: the rise of military spending in Africa
Global military spending is on the decline (largely thanks to the massive US budget falling). While spending in Europe flat-lined and the US goes down, the rest of the world is spending more each year. The map from the Economist shows changes in spending in...
Global military spending is on the decline (largely thanks to the massive US budget falling). While spending in Europe flat-lined and the US goes down, the rest of the world is spending more each year. The map from the Econom...
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Weigh in: UNICEF's South Sudan campaign and videogamers
UNICEF has a new campaign video showing it presenting a "game" about a South Sudanese refugee girl at a big gamer conference. People get upset, some walk out and new people learn about the hardship faced by people displaced due to conflict. It is an interes...
UNICEF has a new campaign video showing it presenting a "game" about a South Sudanese refugee girl at a big gamer conference. People get upset, some walk out and new people learn about the hardship faced by people displaced d...
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Sen McCain's call for universal human rights in response to US torture report

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The Jaden and Willow Smith interview: wisdom or nonsense?
An interview of Jaden and Willow Smith, the teenage children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett- Smith, is garnering a lot of attention and mixed reactions. Here is an excerpt from their discussion with the New York Times Magazine : What are some of the themes ...
An interview of Jaden and Willow Smith, the teenage children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett- Smith, is garnering a lot of attention and mixed reactions. Here is an excerpt from their discussion with the New York Times Magazin...
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Blur/Gorillaz frontman on the problems with Band Aid and frames of Africa
"It starts to feel like it's a process where if you give money, you solve a problem. And really, sometimes giving money creates another problem," says Damon Albarn.
"It starts to feel like it's a process where if you give money, you solve a problem. And really, sometimes giving money creates another problem," says Damon Albarn.
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Happening Shortly: Africa Responds Tweetchat on the Ebola response
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