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Donors still wary of no-strings cash gifts to tackle poverty

Every few minutes on the GiveDirectly news feed an image pops up along with the story of someone who has received one of the US charity’s money transfers. For example, 23-year-old Millicent, who has a pastry business in Kenya, is using a recent transfer of $39 to fix her oven, and Anna, a 51-year-old Ugandan … Continued

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Why would a finance firm invest in low-income communities?

The idea of merging social work with the private sector first came to Liz Luckett when, as a high school student, she was spending summers working at Manhattan Borough Hall fielding citizen inquiries about, as she puts it, “anything.” “People would just walk into the municipal building, and say, ‘Hey, I’m not getting my husband’s … Continued

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Measures for Justice brings about reform by traveling the country to record criminal justice data

From left to right: Amy Bach, Gipsy Escobar, Mikaela Rabinowitz, Samantha Silver. Photo illustration by Brenan Sharp/ABA Journal; photos courtesy of Measures for Justice; Shutterstock After finishing law school at Stanford University and clerking at the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Amy Bach spent her time sitting in the back of county courtrooms, … Continued

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