Is the American obsession with individual freedom really such a great idea? What other cultures know about how to make good choices.

The economist Sir Paul Collier has spent his career thinking about how to solve global poverty. So how are we doing? Well, not as badly as you might think. He describes the current state of the world and shares thoughts on where we might usefully focus next.

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By Lisa Katayama In a developed country where the dialogue around human rights is very charity-minded, it’s rare to find young people with visions of engaging rural farmers in developing countries as equals. That’s why Tokyo native Doga Makiura stands out. When Doga was 13, he left his home in Japan and enrolled himself in […]

Avani talking to press at Ummeed's launch event in 2012.

17-year-old entrepreneur, Avani Singh, empowers women in New Delhi, India, to earn a living and gain financial freedom.

Andreas Raptopoulos of Matternet is attempting to create a network of drones that operate like the Internet, only for tangible objects.

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Physician Larry Brilliant shares data from his digital system for early detection of pandemics.

Lifesaver began as a project in Michael Pritchard’s garage in 2005. By 2015, they will have ended water poverty in Malaysia — and they’re not stopping there.