May 2, 2019

How Immigrants in America Get the Job Done

The story of Parbati comes from the Case Study “Nepali Immigrants and Their Disproportional Role in Building Livelihoods in New York City” by Krishna Prasad Subedi […]
April 25, 2019

The Cost of Inequality

Almost every social problem gets worse with greater income inequality and improves when there is more equality. This is true not only for the poor but also for the rich, who have longer life spans and better quality of life in countries with less inequality.
April 10, 2019

Rwanda’s Precarious Renaissance

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April 3, 2019

Are We On Pace to Reach the 2030 Goal of Ending Extreme Poverty?

Measure By How Far We Have Left To Go   “Don’t calculate your arrival time based on how far you’ve come, calculate based on how far […]
March 13, 2019

Escape Velocity

Lift-Off   On the table rested a newspaper clipping.  The article announced that the SpaceX Crew Dragon 2 would launch at 2:49 am that night.  A […]
February 14, 2019

Searching for Positive Deviants

What comes to mind when you hear the term Positive Deviant – an optimistic misfit, an affirming nonconformist, a heavy metal band with uplifting lyrics?  In […]
January 22, 2019

“A Single Garment of Destiny”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a lot to say about poverty as well as racial injustice.  I wrote this post for the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s […]
January 10, 2019

Avoiding Bad Blood: Five Steps to Prevent Noble Cause Corruption

Imagine this:  A Stanford sophomore envisions a medical device that can run hundreds of blood tests on just a pinprick of blood.  The device would be […]
December 24, 2018

Explaining Christmas

This is a lightly edited version of a meditation that I wrote trying to explain the meaning of Christmas without using the words God or Jesus.  I […]
December 19, 2018

The Attitude that Will Bring an End to Extreme Poverty

At its core, poverty is a social construct.  It comes from systems developed by humans.  Ending extreme poverty, then, requires changing the systems that create it.  […]
November 27, 2018

Recommendations for Giving

The Soul of Finance site deals with people and organizations that use finance for good.  So, on this Giving Tuesday, I am making my recommendations for […]
November 22, 2018

Giving Thanks

I have worked for charities all my adult life. When I finished university, I started work with World Relief, where I helped train staff and volunteers […]
November 13, 2018

Graduating from Ultra-Poverty:
An Interview with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG

Sir Fazle Abed is the founder and chairperson of BRAC.  Last year at the RESULTS International Conference Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS and I interviewed […]