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Making Change: What Works
From research by IPPR
Movements change the world. Throughout history, loosely organised networks of individuals and organisations have sought changes to societies – and won. What can we learn from success or failure?
Buying local - food
From a presentation at a GoLab Conference
In Colombia, a law mandates all gov. agencies that buy food eg hospitals, schools, etc., buy a min of 30% of food from local small holders/farms. Addresses rural poverty, cuts food miles, helps food security, creates local markets.
Effects of grandparents' involvement
From an article by the Institute of Family Studies
About half of grandparents, in U.S. and Europe, provide some kind of childcare to their grandchildren. How does grandparents' involvement affect their own lives, their children, their grandchildren? 5 observations...
Reducing discrimination between groups
From an article from Behavioral Scientist
A 'shared identity' helps bring people together. We may have institutions that make it hard for some to stay part of a common identity. People are not hardwired to be racist, etc - we are hardwired to be group-ish.
What do friends have to do with economic mobility?
From an article by Behavioural Scientist
Social capital-the strength of one's social network, community-is a determinant of outcomes from education to health. A study reveals importance of friendships across socioeconomic class lines and more...
Facing the poverty tsunami
From a paper from Business fights Poverty
COVID, conflict, climate change are some of challenges driving tsunami of poverty already crashing into lives of vulnerable people, communities around the world. An extra 1bn people will live in poverty. How can business help?
Trauma as a place of service
From a talk at Q Ideas
There are many in this world who suffer from totally undeserved injustice and trauma. If we, as the body of Christ, look to suffering humanity, we would realise that trauma is perhaps the greatest mission field of the 21stC.
Developing commercial farmers - creating path to land ownership for the poor
From a film by Faith & Co
Agros purchases large tracts of land and invites landless families to join a village, where members buy for their land by building agri-businesses and working cooperatively.
Global economic inequality: what matters most is not who you are, but where you are
From an article on Our World In Data
A person’s knowledge, skills, and how hard they work all matter for whether they are poor or not but together far less than being born into a large, productive economy.
Making music, changing lives: Youth orchestras help at-risk kids
From an article by Elizabeth Thompson, North Carol
“There’s benefits to music involvement; recovering from traumatic experiences, fostering positive experiences with learning and developing interpersonal skills - so essential to life."
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