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Financially Empowering Women, Disrupting Poverty

The Financial Services for the Poor team is excited to announce our involvement in this year's Grand Challenges, where we are looking to effectively reach women and girls with innovations that simultaneously improve health, development and economic outcomes; for them, their families and communities. So be creative, and apply today!

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Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development: Sanitation

We want to better understand the impact of poor sanitation on women and children and the role women play in sanitation investments, decisions, and expenses at a household level.

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Financially Empowering Women, Disrupting Poverty

The Financial Services for the Poor team is excited to announce our involvement in this year's Grand Challenges, where we are looking to effectively reach women and girls with innovations that simultaneously improve health, development and economic outcomes; for them, their families and communities. So be creative, and apply today!

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Grand Challenges: Success and Surprise

The Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative has established the legitimacy, indeed the necessity, of science and innovation in global health.

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How Do We Measure the Value of Grand Challenges?

We use Grand Challenges to seek new knowledge or new concepts that will lead to interventions that would not otherwise have occurred or that would not have occurred as quickly without our investment. Inherent in this is a willingness to take risks, to make mistakes and to learn from these mistakes.

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How Research Can Banish Water and Food Scarcity

This week – water is on our lips. It’s a vital resource we all need to live, whether it’s to drink, to nourish the crops we eat, or to power the technologies we rely on. The way in which we try to pull water in these three directions—known as the water-food-energy nexus—is the center of discussion this week, at World Water Week in Stockholm.

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