Farmers in India are among communities around the world hit hard by unscrupulous microlending.
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Market-led microcredit innovations dominated by profit maximisation can harm the very vulnerable.
An M-Pesa stall in Nairobi, Kenya.
We spoke to poor M-Pesa customers in Kenya who said it had changed their lives.
Solar panels sit on the roof of a home in Enkanini, on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa.
Innovation in small-scale solar systems and mobile money systems is giving people in sub-Saharan Africa access to electricity at a lower cost than diesel or kerosene.
Cycle lanes work in Florence, Italy. That doesn’t mean they’ll work everywhere.
Successful policy interventions, especially those in the social realm influenced by the vagaries of human behaviour, don’t seem to travel well.
Redressing the balance can start from the bottom up.
World Environment Day 2016 in Nairobi celebrated under solar-powered floodlights.
The UN Sustainable Energy initiative has set the goal of ensuring sustainable energy for all by 2030. However, the international community still can’t overcome the problem of energy access.