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.
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.
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
MIT senior Stephanie Lin wins Rhodes Scholarship
November 20, 2011Student in biology, applied international studies will study at Oxford next year.
Said and Done
August 17, 2011Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for July/August 2011.
Life on a dollar a day
April 26, 2011In Poor Economics, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo open a window into the lives of the world’s poorest people, and suggest new remedies to combat poverty.
In the World: Turning waste into profit
November 19, 2010Students aim to improve Kenyan slum-dwellers’ access to basic sanitation — and generate renewable energy and jobs along the way.
In the World: Health care in the palm of a hand
September 27, 2010MIT-led student team develops mobile-device software to help improve health-care accessibility in remote regions.
In the World: Clean Water for Ghana
April 29, 2010MIT students help a researcher build a factory that could provide water filters for 1 million people in northern Ghana
Legatum Center at MIT awards IAP 2010 seed grants
February 4, 2010
Initiative targets poor farmers in Africa
December 1, 2009By understanding why Africa has not yet adopted technologies and practices that can dramatically boost productivity, researchers hope to improve farmers’ lives.
Data points of light
November 2, 2009MIT’s undergraduates fight poverty one statistic at a time, thanks to coordination between the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.