Improving lives

Improving Lives

Chicken as an Innovation

Can a chicken be a first step towards food security? This project used poultry farming to address the malnutrition that plagues the Chortí people of Guatemala, generating a sustainable source of food, income and community learning.

The Brazilian Entrepreneur Who Built a Startup From Ashes

This scientific endeavor used nanotechnology to turn ashes into a source of innovative and sustainable products.


What if you could start saving from your cell phone? Combining digital technology and behavioral economics, this experiment opens a novel avenue for workers to plan for the future.


Preserving watersheds is key to continued access to water in Jamaican cities. This project enlisted farmers to help them thrive while contributing to stave off the threats to natural resources.  

Articulo Cancer

In Colombia, an innovative methodology led two disparate public institutions to share knowledge and improve lives. 


Latin America and the Caribbean have registered a surge in gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19. How can public agencies provide support to victims in this unprecedented context?


Essential energy, water and sanitation and transportation services are everyday necessities of consumers: their quality of life depends on their accessibility and affordability. These stories tell us how it can be done.


The historical center of Paramaribo is getting a makeover after falling on hard times. The renovation is spurring local business and a local festival to help recover the luster of this unique architectural treasure. 

Internet for all

A year ago, the ambitious Internet para Todos project arrived in the small Andean town of Moya. No one could imagine that this initiative would allow local residents to weather a pandemic that has changed their daily lives and livelihoods.