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Rob Goodier

Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?

December 19, 2019

Engineers have designed and deployed appropriate technologies that solve the problems of global poverty, but poverty persists. The abundance...

Rob Goodier

Impact.Engineered Made Tough Decisions in Tech and Social Impact Awards

November 26, 2019

Imagine trying to choose the winners of social impact and technological ingenuity awards from among multinational conglomerates with social...

Rob Goodier

50 Breakthroughs Set the Agenda for Research into Global Development Technology

November 12, 2019

Fifty years after the term “intermediate technology” came to describe a nascent category of engineering and design, the field...

Pauline Mweu

Evaluating Household Energy Resources in Rural Kenya

October 23, 2019

Communities in rural Kenya are still heavily dependent on wood fuel and other biomass for their basic energy needs....

The Conversation

We Have the Blueprint for Liveable, Low-Carbon Cities. We Just Need to Use It

September 19, 2019

Over the past seven years more than 100 research projects at the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living,...

Pallavi Bharadwaj

Reflections on a Review of Studies on the Physical and Emotional Toll of Carrying Water

August 1, 2019

Growing up in India, I was fortunate enough to have a piped supply of municipal water in my home....

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Engineering Gives Me a Chance to Make the World Better

June 27, 2019

Editor’s note: This profile of an engineer is a contribution to Engineering for Change courtesy of the international infrastructure...

The Conversation

As More Developing Countries Reject Plastic Waste Exports, Wealthy Nations Seek Solutions at Home

June 10, 2019

Less than two years after China banned most imports of scrap material from abroad, many of its neighbors are...

Pallavi Bharadwaj

Solutions for Resilience and Peace Building Across the World

May 30, 2019

About 90 percent of USAID’s water priority countries are conflict-affected or fragile. In 2018, over 60 million people around the world...

Pallavi Bharadwaj

Solutions to Keep Food on the Table in a Changing Climate

The world’s food production is in jeopardy because the fertile layer of soil that people depend on to plant crops is...


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