Can A Fuzzy Definition Increase Social Justice?

  We’ve just been through the United Nations-designated international days for cancer and zero tolerance for female genital mutilation. These are easy to understand because they […]

Development Aid 2.0: A New Model For Funding Change

Those who created the software of international development aid are frustrated. They spent decades building a trillion-dollar architecture only to see it lurch, stumble and fizzle […]

Why Risk-Taking Must Overcome Emotion In Development Aid

Malala Yousafzai or Bello Eniola: which 15-year-old girl is more likely to become the future face of international development? Malala is the young lady who was […]

How Far Will The Golden Thread Stretch?

It’s taken decades for governments and organizations to realize, and admit, that international development aid from the West to developing countries hasn’t had the huge poverty-alleviation […]

Lumina Report Debunks “Simplistic” Thinking About Solar

In August 1961 Dag Hammarskjöld opened a United Nations’ renewable-energy conference in Rome by saying that solar power was the biggest hope for poverty alleviation in […]

Technology No Longer The Barrier In Solar Uptake

During the past decade the technology that creates electricity from photo-voltaic cells has become so sophisticated and so inexpensive that it’s  a wonder that most of […]

Mobile Phones, Animation and a Health-Care Revolution

“Disruption” is a word that rarely produces smiles. It can mean icy traffic jams and picnic-delaying rain storms, but also life-threatening droughts and epidemics. These are […]

The Easiest Piece In The Puzzle: Residential Solar Lights

Somewhere in the United Nations’ headquarters in New York there’s a list of things to do that will make life better for the world’s poor and […]