Purification on the cheap
February 5, 2013System developed at MIT cleans ‘produced water’ from natural gas wells, could lead to improved desalination plants for developing countries.
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.
In The World: Helping Brazilians turn waste into products
August 31, 2012International summit fosters ways of producing everything from food to flooring, using discarded materials.
Townsend wins Laffont Prize in Economics
November 18, 2011Development economist to receive French award.
Spotlight on service
May 3, 2011IDEAS and Global Challenge competitions award nearly $150,000 to teams of public service innovators working around the world.
A decade of OCW benefits: Bringing knowledge to the street
April 9, 2011Using OCW in support of community development.
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.
D-Lab’s Amy Smith receives the 2011 Olympus Innovation Award
March 29, 2011