When you run a small enterprise in a rural community, it’s difficult to access the financing you need to grow. If you’re a woman running one of these enterprises, it’s even harder. That’s why development finance institutions from all G7
If there is anything to be learned from the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protest in France, is that social innovation should accompany environmental policymaking. Policies will have little effect without the acceptance and understanding of the people directly affected by the changes.
Editor's Note: This article is by Leila Yim Surratt the Director of Strategy and Engagement at P4G. P4G is a global initiative that accelerates pioneering market-based partnerships to unlock investment opportunities that can advance progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Progress
Is it time to think less ‘just-in-time’ and more ‘just-in-case’? In a recent public seminar – held online due to social distancing and lockdowns – IEP suggested the COVID-19 crisis appeared to be ‘exogenous.’ That is, it did not originate from
Candidates for the 4th annual Pritzker Award are artists, leaders, and inventors under the age of 40 fighting for a more sustainable future. They include a college dropout who invented a solar-charging robot, the daughter of two first responders who created
After the terrorist attacks in the USA on 11 September 2001, the George W Bush administration declared a ‘War on Terror’, and with that the establishment of Guantanamo Bay: a place for the US authorities to hold people perceived to
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the fragile economic, social and environmental underpinnings of our world today. Although we have access to advanced scientific and technological resources, as well as strategies for disaster preparedness, and despite repeated specific warnings about
Climate services are helping Latin America agricultural sector to close the gap between climate information, knowledge and its use by farmers. Climate information has become a precious commodity for thousands of farmers in Latin America, who use it to make decisions
In the cover image: Installation of cheap, recyclable IoT rain gauges prototypes conceived by Manobi Africa and Viveris to reduce basis risk, insurance premiums and interest rates on smallholder credit. Photo: P.C.S. Traore (ICRISAT/Manobi Africa) Simple rain gauges are positioned to
On Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, nestled far from the sea, the town of Kankabchen is teeming with honeybees. In this Maya community, honey is more than just a business—it’s a cultural touchstone. Families have raised bees for generations. Some can still
It’s an oft-cited fact that more than 600 million people in Africa are without electricity. Lesser known, perhaps, is that the African continent has more than enough renewable energy resources to meet people’s needs via wind, solar, geothermal, and more.
It all began with a Trump rant against China as he found himself under pressure for having misjudged the severity of the virus threat and mismanaged the U.S. response. In a typical kneejerk reaction, Trump looked for a scapegoat and