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How big data will revolutionize the global food chain

– Advanced analytics opens vast untapped potential for farmers, investors, and emerging economies to reduce the cost of goods sold.

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How to scale personalized learning

– A systemwide approach offers the best chance of reaching the most students.
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Solving public problems through behavioral science

– Governments in the Gulf Cooperation Council can influence individuals and groups to address persistent issues including youth... unemployment, chronic health problems, and unsustainable water use.
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Getting the most out of your sustainability program

– Sustainability initiatives won’t create lasting value if they’re poorly managed. Here are four lessons from companies... that are doing it right.
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Why US education is ready for investment

– As education transforms, the traditional and highly limited openings for private companies are growing wider. Investors should... take note.
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E before I: Why engagement needs to come first in planning infrastructure

– Consulting stakeholders before digging makes for better, cheaper projects.
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Improving disaster recovery

– When natural disasters strike, governments step up. Here’s how they can improve the odds of a successful long-term recovery.
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Unlocking the future: The keys to making cities great

– Effective urban leaders focus on doing three things well.
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Gaining strength through philanthropy: How emerging-market families can make a difference

– In this article, we discuss trends in philanthropy in emerging markets and offer five strategic questions for families looking... to improve their chances of making a difference.
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Protecting student data in a digital world

– Proponents of data-enabled education can learn from other industries that have faced concerns about the risks of using personal... information.
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From liability to opportunity: How to build food security and nourish growth

– How can public institutions, development agencies, investors, researchers, and producers work together to build a food sector... that propels economic growth, meets demand, and helps to maintain social stability?
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What social-sector leaders need to succeed

– Chronic underinvestment is placing increasing demands on social-sector leaders. New research suggests ways they can meet the leadership... challenge.

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