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Innovation: Finding the Problems and Solutions in the World Around Us

The invention of a spaceship that can make sophisticated discoveries 140 million miles away is an extraordinary feat on the part of the human race. But there are other extraordinary innovations that don’t require a billion-dollar piece of equipment. Sometimes, all they require is stuff that’s just lying around.

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How Bt Maize Can Help Us End Food Insecurity in Africa

There is no single answer to ending food insecurity in Africa. But if the 230 million Africans who are now undernourished are to get the food they need, reducing the damage pests do to crops, safely and sustainably, must be a big part of the solution.

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Power of the User: Lessons learned from mHealth usability testing & tips for your innovation

Lessons learned from research by the Institute for Reproductive Health on capturing and understanding user insights on new technology products. How do you understand the interaction between user and product, and how do you ensure acceptability and uptake?

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Jarring Numbers on Financial Inclusion Point to Opportunities for Digitizing Payments

New World Bank report for the G20 finds clear evidence that digital payments can reduce cost and increase the security of sending and receiving payments, and help progress towards the goal of broader financial inclusion for economies of all sizes, for governments, and for millions of people not included in the financial system - especially women.

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Five Ways Africa is Taking the World by Storm

Haddis Tadesse shares his thoughts on the power of African progress, and five ways Africa is taking the world by storm.

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