Extending access to education for girls in developing countries

Malala Yousafzai’s campaign for girls’ right to education has attracted global support and won her recognition as the youngest-ever Nobel laureate.

Transforming a pharmacy together: The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Before 2015, the patient experience at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital pharmacy went something like this:... take the day off work to have your prescription filled; line up at dawn before the pharmacy opens in hopes of beating the rush; once inside, wait up to several hours for your prescription to be filled; or worse, wait only to experience a “false stock out”—a phenomenon in which a medication appears out of stock but is in fact available in pharmacy storerooms—and go home empty-handed.

Engaging teachers to advance childhood literacy

Raising reading proficiency to 85 percent by balancing support and accountability for educators

Agriculture as an economic engine

Helping boost exports, create jobs, and raise subsistence farmers out of poverty.

Building a stronger health workforce

Preparing to train ten thousand new health workers a year for Tanzania

Creating a national social investment strategy

A comprehensive plan to tackle poverty, create jobs and strengthen the social sector