New research answers whether Technology is good or bad for Learning

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it. In the most recent issue of Education Next, for example, Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael S. Walker write about their research finding that allowing any...
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Artificial Intelligence In Education: Don’t Ignore It, Harness It!

A recent report by Pearson deciphers how artificial intelligence will positively transform education in the coming years. Per the report’s authors, "The future offers the potential of even greater tools and supports. Imagine lifelong learning companions powered by AI...
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Removing illiteracy

Illiteracy causes social exclusion, economic alienation, and impedes most forms of learning later in life. Reading is therefore the most fundamental lesson we learn in our lives. Learning Intelligence Group (LIG) is proud to own a majority in two disruptive and fast...
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Businesses for Good, a media and mentoring program for women businesses addressing social challenges.

Women's businesses play a major role in building a more inclusive world. This is why this Women program them widespread visibility and tailored business opportunities. It has been designed for enthusiastic and dynamic women who have built a business with a social...
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Steve Wozniak just created his own online university Woz U

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak has just launched Woz U, a new digital institute designed for those eyeing a career in the tech industry. "Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt," Wozniak said in a...
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Studies show access to finance is positively correlated with economic growth and employment

How financial inclusion reduces poverty, income inequality An estimated 2 billion adults have no access to formal financial services worldwide. More than half of them live in Asia. Access to finance is a major constraint to doing business, especially at small- and...
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For the first time in over a decade, Sub-Saharan Africa is a top priority for international funders investing in financial inclusion

There is clearly a geographic disparity in terms of funding allocation, and this appears to be driven by funders’ desire to invest in countries where they can have an impact on the most people. Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and...
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Digital micro-lending providing underserved communities with access to funds

The global need for microlending is still distinct - underserved communities need better access to safe, transparent and fair financial products. In 2017, the global microlending market amounts to £1.8tn and is serviced by around 200,000 loan-servicing and doorstep...
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Four Drivers of Change for Financial Inclusion in 2017

Four factors are changing the landscape for financial inclusion - article by Greta Bull CGAP CEO Technology and distribution Technology is a clear enabler. To access digital financial services, access to a mobile connection is important, but it is equally important to...
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Harness public as well as private capital for better access to energy and finance in sub-Saharan Africa and India.

Dutch development bank FMO has signed an agreement with UK-registered charity Shell Foundation to harness public as well as private capital for better access to energy and finance in sub-Saharan Africa and India. Combining the foundation’s resources with the bank’s...
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ConsejoSano’s mission to never leave any patient behind

ConsejoSano (translation: “healthy advice”) is here to help. The telehealth startup offers the only health platform tailored to address the needs of multicultural, non-English-speaking patients. Through a suite of technological solutions, including multi-channel...
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Confronting the macroeconomic challenges of the fourth industrial revolution

There is hardly any acknowledgement that both the levers of macroeconomic policy (interest rates, taxation, public spending) and the framework of debate (on a traditional left-right spectrum) are in rapid need of redesign.While we are in the midst of a technology...
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No time to waste in ensuring that this technological revolution brings about more inclusive development

The digital economy is evolving fast. For example, between 2012 and 2017, the number of monthly Facebook users surged from 1 billion to 2.2 billion. Digital divides however remain massive. According to the International Telecommunication Union, only half of the...
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Globalization spread knowledge across borders

It took 1,000 years for the invention of paper to spread from China to Europe. Nowadays, in a world that has become more integrated, innovations spread faster and through many channels.IMF research in Chapter 4 of the April 2018 World Economic Outlook takes a closer...
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Labor Force Participation in Advanced Economies

Population growth in advanced economies is slowing, life expectancy is rising, and the number of elderly people is soaring. Because older workers participate less in the labor market, the aging of the population could slow growth and, in many cases, threaten the...
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Artificial Intelligence Innovation on early warnings of earthquakes

SeismicAI offers a regional earthquake early warning system (EEWS). The system’s network of sensors will provide an effective alert of an coming earthquake more rapidly and more accurately than other local or regional EEWS on the market, according to the company....
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How can cities lead Inclusive Growth

Cities are at the forefront of efforts to achieve inclusive growth. What does the inclusive city of the 21st century look like? How can we narrow the gap between rich and poor communities? What role can housing play in promoting inclusive growth? Below some background...
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Caught by surprise by our own advancing technology

Huxley’s cautionary message stands as a reflection on modern threats to democracy posed by the internet, and social media in particular. This episode of PBS’s animated series Blank on Blank features an audio excerpt from a 1950 interview with the UK writer Aldous...
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Inclusive growth: from analysis to policy action

10 years after the financial crisis began there is a recognition that too few are benefiting from the growth that has returned. Around the world, in countries at every stage of development, the left and right, business and civil society agree the status quo is not an...
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Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

Liam Byrne, Member of Parliament, UK, who organised the first OECD global parliamentary conference on inclusive growth, said he believed global inequality was “now at a tipping point”.“If we don’t take steps to rewrite the rules of how our economies work, then we...
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