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The Economist as a Plumber

Financing the Sustainable Development Goals


When it comes to improving the lives of the world’s poorest people, traditional development assistance is vital. But we also know that a key challenge going forward will be to do more with less. That means creating the conditions that will encourage other actors to enter markets across the developing world and deliver real value.

Lively Minds: Testing What Works in Early Childhood Education

Across the developing world, 200 million children currently fail to reach their full educational potential. Although Ghana has made great strides in early childhood care and education (ECCE) in comparison to other African countries, 50% of children who take part in the Basic Education Certificate Examination fail.

Improving Immunization Coverage in Pakistan

At GIF our mission is to find, fund, and scale-up cost-effective, evidence-based innovations with the potential to measurably improve the lives of millions of people living on $5 a day or less in the developing world. We back promising innovations early on as they set out to build their evidence base.

A New Partnership for Africa’s Smallholder Farmers

As a group, smallholder farmers are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in the developing world.

PayGo Energy: Cooking on Your Terms


The Importance of Effective Altruism - Part Two

The Importance of Effective Altruism - Part Two

The Importance of Effective Altruism - Part One

The Importance of Effective Altruism - Part One

Progress to Date and the Way Forward: A GIF Perspective


(AP photo by Evan Vucci)

The Global Development Council recently published its 'Progress to Date and the Way Forward' report. In this blog post our CEO, Alix Zwane, touches on some of the report's themes from the perspective of the Global Innovation Fund.