Girls in a classroom

Building a new world for the new millennium

At the turn of the century, as much as 10 percent of the world's children died before they reached their fifth birthday, and one-fourth...
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Don’t just zap space aliens. Change the world. [video]

Games for Change, a nonprofit group, has been designing and promoting games designed to inspire gamers to change the world.
Houses built up vertical surface (AP Images)

All people deserve a roof over their heads…on this day

What if you woke each morning not knowing if you’d find shelter that night? That's the daily reality for more than 100 million homeless...
Farmer standing in field of yellow and red flowers in Vietnam (© Alamy)

Vietnam’s provinces compete for new businesses

To help improve Vietnam's business environment, a "competitiveness" index measures the ease of doing business among Vietnam's 63 provinces.

Millions of mouths to feed? He did it.

Poverty fighter Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, founder of the largest NGO in the world, has been named winner of the World Food Prize for 2015.
Construction crew working (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

How U.S. aid avoids ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

Sometimes foreign loans and investment come with strings attached.

Tough chickens and other ways to fight global hunger

By 2050, the world will need to feed an additional 2 billion people. To help, U.S. university laboratories are hard at work. In partnership with...
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5 reasons to invest in Ukraine [video]

Ukraine boasts a number of sectors for investment, there is near-universal literacy, and the government is making efforts to eliminate corruption.

We’re all on the same grid

The first community powered by crowd-sourced energy is about to switch on. More than 200 microhouses will provide refuge to people with disabilities who...