When opportunity meets preparation
February 13, 2013Political science PhD student Laura Chirot examines industrial policy in late developing countries.
Daniel Jimenez named Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2013
February 13, 2013Alumnus to pursue graduate studies in engineering for sustainable development at Cambridge University.
Legatum Fellows bring innovation to emerging markets
February 1, 2013Students see opportunities in the emerging economies of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The high value of water
January 14, 2013Study: People willing to pay more for running water report much higher levels of happiness when they have it.
Young African leaders propose paths to prosperity for the continent
December 18, 2012Members of Youth Think Tank meet with Legatum Center staff and fellows at MIT.
Graduate student David Sengeh gives back to Sierra Leone
December 18, 2012Media Lab doctoral student created a competition to help youth in his home country create their own solutions.
Sanergy, led by Legatum Center alumni fellows, wins social innovation award
December 5, 2012Aims to develop sustainable sanitation services in urban slums
Bringing the world to innovation
November 8, 2012With up to $25 million in new USAID funding, MIT’s D-Lab will gain greater ability to help people in the developing world find their own solutions.
MIT a linchpin of major new USAID program
November 8, 2012Institute researchers aim to spur development and evaluation of useful technologies to help the world’s poor.
New method could help communities plan for climate risk
November 7, 2012MIT researchers develop tool to assess regional risks of climate change, potential impacts on local infrastructure and planning.
Fear of failure
November 1, 2012Recent Legatum Center workshop discusses fear, and examines ways to overcome it in entrepreneurial pursuits.
Climate change: a developing challenge for poor nations
October 1, 2012MIT and U.N. researchers team up to tackle some of the heftiest climate change challenges developing countries will face as they confront an uncertain future.
Ekaterina Paramonova: A nuclear networker
September 5, 2012Undergraduate on a unique career track that intriguingly combines nuclear engineering and diplomacy.
In the World: MIT-designed cooler preserves tuberculosis drugs, records doses
May 29, 2012A simple cooler could help patients battle antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis.
Legatum Center awards seed grants
May 23, 2012Program has now funded more than 100 projects since 2009.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: True Africa
April 9, 2012Improving access to local businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: wecyclers
March 27, 2012Incentivizing recycling in the slums of Nigeria
In the World: Design summit’s inventions find willing buyers
August 25, 2011Devices to improve lives in developing countries are so appealing that even the initial prototypes attract buyers.
Universities can lead in development, USAID head says during MIT visit
April 7, 2011Discusses how new ideas are needed for battling disease, extending education and improving lives in poor nations.