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Where Social Business and Community Health Programs Intersect


The success of community health programs, particularly those based on volunteers, are often threatened by high rates of volunteer drop out and inconsistent performance. For organizations like CARE, who champion dignified work and raise-awareness around unpaid work being a barrier to women’s empowerment, asking some of the poorest communities to simply volunteer their time is difficult to do. Financial incentives…

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3 Lessons To Guide Designing Better Financial Tech for the Developing World from GRID Impact


Check out this article “3 Lessons To Guide Designing Better Financial Tech For The Developing World” on Fast Company Exist from Alexandra Fiorillo’s op-ed on GRID Impact’s financial inclusion work in Pakistan. Alex is founder and principal at GRID Impact, our partner in the Human-Centered Design lab. Here’s a sneak peek: Promote individual use, but don’t be too prescriptive Design…

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Meet our Partners: Erin Mazursky of Rhize


We’re partnering with Rhize for our elective lab on movement building. Rhize coaches movements, trains organizations and connects everone to a global ecosystem of movement support.¬†There are proven strategies and approaches for nonviolent civil resistance that fall under three core principles: (1) a strategic movement-building lens that allows leaders to think beyond any one victory, (2) an ethic of community-building…

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5 Questions Answered about CARE’s Health Social Enterprise Live Well


Live Well, CARE’s health social enterprise in Zambia, was born out of the USAID funded PRISM project in partnership with Population Services International, better known as PSI. You may have read about Live Well’s CEO Charles Kalonga since he’s currently participating in an external accelerator which Scale X Design¬†previously announced. Recently Charles connected with PSI to provide content for their…

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Meet the Teams: Broadening Gender


Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) continues to be a significant issue facing women and girls in Sri Lanka. A large number of studies conducted on SGBV tend to evaluate the impact it has on victims/survivors. Having reviewed existing research conducted on SGBV in Sri Lanka, CARE Sri Lanka identified a gap in research: there was no study that examined the…

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Scale X Design Challenge Corporate Sponsorship


The Scale X Design Challenge countdown has kicked into high gear for us at the Accelerator! While we are coordinating with participant teams from across the globe, making the logistical plans to get them to the event and nurturing the very best in development innovation, we also have some fantastic corporate sponsors providing financial support to make the Scale X…

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