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Developing countries hunger for connectivity to boost their economies and welfare

The World Bank estimates that for every 10 percent increase in high-speed Internet connections, a country’s gross domestic product rises by 1.3 percent.
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This Peruvian mine produces clean water for Arequipa

The Cerro Verde copper mine built a wastewater treatment plant for Arequipa, Peru, solving the town's clean water needs as well as its own.

The original social network: How global diasporas can mean big business

In trade, trust is essential between buyers and sellers. How can distant strangers begin to build that trust? Diaspora communities can be the bridge.
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For small farmers in East Africa, a new tool for getting...

A new digital platform called 2KUZE is set to revolutionize how farmers get their goods to market in East Africa and make more money for them.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit needs you

Attention, entrepreneurs and investors! Applications for the July 25–26 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya are due May 18. Read on to find out more.
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Trump administration approves new pipeline

The U.S. gives the green light to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast once complete.
Illustration of a green Earth with workers putting its final piece in place (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Green Climate Fund will help local communities achieve sustainability

The Green Climate Fund will help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. The fund has already approved eight proposals.
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Could your business benefit your community? Find out November 13

You have a great idea for a business and would like to move forward with it. Before you do, have you thought about whether...
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Harvest rainwater, help the environment

A Mexican group, Isla Urbana, is collecting and cleaning rainwater for households, schools and health clinics, and changing lives.