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Banking with Bitcoin

by Guest Blogger for Isobel Coleman
A Bitcoin sign is seen in a window in Toronto, Canada, May 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Mark Blinch). A Bitcoin sign is seen in a window in Toronto, Canada, May 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Mark Blinch).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Sarah Martin, CEO of Boone Martin, a global communications firm that focuses on social impact investing.

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Market-Oriented Development  

by Guest Blogger for Isobel Coleman
Women carry silage on their backs in the High Atlas, Morocco, August 2006 (Courtesy Reuters/Eve Coulon). Women carry silage on their backs in the High Atlas, Morocco, August 2006 (Courtesy Reuters/Eve Coulon).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Rodney W. Nichols, president and CEO emeritus of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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Prosecuting Sexual Violence Offenders after Conflict

by svonwendel
A Tutsi woman passes between a guerilla from the Rwandan Patriotic Front on the left and a wounded man on the right, Rwanda, May 1994 (Courtesy Reuters). A Tutsi woman passes between a guerilla from the Rwandan Patriotic Front on the left and a wounded man on the right, Rwanda, May 1994 (Courtesy Reuters).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Sigrid von Wendel, who edits the Development Channel.

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The Role of Government in Agriculture

by Guest Blogger for Isobel Coleman
A farmer harvests tobacco in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo). A farmer harvests tobacco in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Evan Axelrad, a recent graduate of the Master of Public Policy program at University of California Berkeley and former program specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service. He has also consulted with organizations including the International Fund for Agricultural Development and Kiva Microfunds.

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Leading Green Finance in Bolivia

by Guest Blogger for Terra Lawson-Remer
A worker looks at lemons at a plant in Cuatro Cañadas, Bolivia, December 2013 (Courtesy Reuters/David Mercado). A worker looks at lemons at a plant in Cuatro Cañadas, Bolivia, December 2013 (Courtesy Reuters/David Mercado).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Heidi Sumser, senior associate at A2F Consulting in Washington, D.C., and former environmental management coordinator at Banco Los Andes ProCredit, Bolivia.

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Financial Inclusion: A New Common Ground for Central Banks

by Guest Blogger for Terra Lawson-Remer
Customers are seen at mobile money transfers kiosks, known as M-Pesa agents, near Nairobi, Kenya, July 2013 (Courtesy Reuters/Thomas Mukoya). Customers are seen at mobile money transfers kiosks, known as M-Pesa agents, near Nairobi, Kenya, July 2013 (Courtesy Reuters/Thomas Mukoya).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Alfred Hannig, executive director of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.

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An Alliance to Measure What Matters: Governance and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

by Guest Blogger for Terra Lawson-Remer
Riot policemen shield themselves as fireworks thrown by protesters explode next to the statue of a bull during an anti-government, anti-corruption protest in Istanbul, Turkey, March 11, 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Stringer). Riot policemen shield themselves as fireworks thrown by protesters explode next to the statue of a bull during an anti-government, anti-corruption protest in Istanbul, Turkey, March 11, 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Stringer).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article from Alicia Phillips Mandaville, managing director of Development Policy at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, is part of an ongoing Development Channel series on global justice and development.

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Combating Sexual Assault in Conflict

by svonwendel
A woman holding a newborn stands in front of African Union troops in the Central African Republic, April 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Siegfried Modola). A woman holding a newborn stands in front of African Union troops in the Central African Republic, April 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Siegfried Modola).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Sigrid von Wendel, who edits the Development Channel and Democracy in Development blogs.

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Corporate Idealism

by Guest Blogger for Terra Lawson-Remer
Workers contracted by British Petroleum (BP) search the beach for tar balls from the Deepwater Horizon oil leak. Grand Isle, Louisiana, May 30, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Lee Celano). Workers contracted by British Petroleum (BP) search the beach for tar balls from the Deepwater Horizon oil leak. Grand Isle, Louisiana, May 30, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Lee Celano).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil.

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Water Abundance Is Within Reach

by Guest Blogger for Isobel Coleman
Children play around a communal tap servicing the Imizamo Yethu community near Cape Town, South Africa, August 2002 (Courtesy Reuters/ Mike Hutchings). Children play around a communal tap servicing the Imizamo Yethu community near Cape Town, South Africa, August 2002 (Courtesy Reuters/ Mike Hutchings).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Efrat Peled, Chairman and CEO of Arison Investments, which creates long-term business investments that combine substantial financial results with sustainable moral responsibility.

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