In the World: A long haul to bring clean water to developing nations
December 10, 2013MIT’s Susan Murcott expands ceramic-filter production to three continents, bringing jobs and curbing disease.
An economist with a goal
November 13, 2013MIT senior Jonathan Tebes sees economics as a way to alleviate poverty in the US, Tanzania, and beyond.
How anti-poverty programs go viral
July 25, 2013Study: Getting the well-connected to spread the word helps more people learn about microfinance programs in rural India.
Sterilizing with the sun
February 26, 2013Solar concentrating system could replace fuel-powered or electric devices in remote villages.
When opportunity meets preparation
February 13, 2013Political science PhD student Laura Chirot examines industrial policy in late developing countries.
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.