Poverty / Development Archives - State of the Planet

From the Containment Lab to the Developing World

Yanis Ben Amor, executive director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, uses his background in molecular biology to fight for health care access and education in Africa and South Asia.

by |March 4, 2020

Gentrification vs. Sustainable Neighborhood Development in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Two futures exist for this neighborhood: one of gentrification and luxury real estate, the other of environmental justice, job growth and opportunities for people whose families have called Sunset Park home for generations.

by Neely McKee |February 27, 2020

How Private Philanthropies Can Maximize Their Impacts

In his new book, Philanthropy and Society, research scholar David Maurrasse highlights strategic and inclusive tactics that help philanthropic institutions to more effectively serve their communities.

by |February 25, 2020

Report Suggests Solutions for Making Coffee More Sustainable

Because of the intertwined crises of poverty and environmental stress, the future is bleak for coffee farmers in many countries — but it doesn’t have to be this way.

by Jeffrey D. Sachs and Kaitlin Cordes |February 14, 2020
sign says "one island, many peoples, all Mauritians"

Researchers Study How Mauritius Achieves and Sustains Peace

At a time of harsh divisions across the world, this small island off the coast of Africa is one of only four countries free from both domestic and international conflict. What’s its secret?

by Allegra Chen-Carrel |January 30, 2020
farmer in burkina faso

Burkina Faso Study Shows Link Between Land Degradation and Migration

Sorting out the factors that drive migration can help countries to plan ahead and provide support systems.

by Elisabeth Ilboudo-Nébié |January 22, 2020
african women walking along road

GRID3 Project Aims to Put Everyone on the Map

Detailed population data from the project is helping to protect against disease and plan for new schools in low- and middle-income countries. It may also enhance food security and disaster response.

by |December 4, 2019

Apply Now for Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held in June 2020.

two women activists from Horizonte Azul

A Gender Lens is Essential to Sustaining Peace: Evidence from Mozambique

A new report reveals the importance of a broad understanding of “peace and security” to account for the challenges Mozambican women and girls face every day.