Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Commitment for Change: Partnering with Governments to Scale What Works

Too often at the Clinton Global Initiative we hear how companies and NGOs are partnering to fix a problem. That is great. But it is missing the crucial third strand of the braid — governments. Governments typically are in a …
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The Impact of the Global Land Rush on Women

Around the world, there has been a notable increase in the demand for land—particularly agricultural land—resulting in a ‘global land rush.’  The demand for cultivable land has been driven by several contributing factors.  Population growth, coupled with rising income and …
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Bridging the Two Indias

India is said to live in two centuries. My recent visit there reminded me that this divide is so wide it spans more than centuries. There are the air conditioned offices of global cutting edge technology firms, and the plush …
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Macro-impact of Micro-plots

From the Philippines to South Africa, developing countries are pouring huge resources into providing housing for their poorest citizens. This is a valiant effort and should be applauded. But it can also be improved upon. Using an innovation that is …
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Web-based Education Tool Aims to Mainstream Land Rights into International Development Thinking

Regardless of what matters to you – access to education, universal food security, strengthening women’s rights, or a healthier environment – land rights plays a key role in achieving these goals. When people have secure access to land, it can …
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