That ’70s show
June 12, 2013In a new book, journalist and MIT fellow Christian Caryl recounts the epoch-shaping political, religious and economic upheavals launched in the year 1979.
Scaling Development Ventures conference goes digital in face of storm
February 15, 2013Speakers and attendees from around world convene online to share lessons learned on the path to 'scaling-up' products and services for global social impact.
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.
President Obama announces intent to appoint Esther Duflo to Global Development Council
January 3, 2013MIT development economist nominated for presidential policy council.
Skoltech, MIT reflect on first year of collaboration
December 21, 2012Anniversary event celebrates international ties.
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.
Fear of failure
November 1, 2012Recent Legatum Center workshop discusses fear, and examines ways to overcome it in entrepreneurial pursuits.
D-Lab Scale-Ups program offers $20,000 in seed funds to MIT alumni social entrepreneurs
September 26, 2012Proposals for 'Phase II' one-year fellowships due Oct. 5
Ekaterina Paramonova: A nuclear networker
September 5, 2012Undergraduate on a unique career track that intriguingly combines nuclear engineering and diplomacy.
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.
The future of global investing, the future of cities
August 23, 2012Two of several sessions from the Center for Real Estate's recent International Real Estate Forum.
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: How rainwater can meet clean-water needs
March 5, 2012Rainfall can provide an alternative to polluted groundwater in developing countries, but systems are needed to keep it clean.