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Links to Global Initiatives

We've added links to individual, organizational, and global initiatives with objectives that resonate with our principles.

 

 

Afghan Women's Writing Project  helps Afghan women write their own stories.

The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities.

Getting the Measure of Measurement by the UN Foundation

 

The Human Development Index (HDI), published by the UN Development Programme, uses life expectancy, education, and per capita income data to measure the state of human development worldwide.

 

Global Pulse is a flagship initiative of the United Nations, tasked with harnessing big data for public good. By making the most of modern data science, we can glean valuable information, contribute to the Global Goals, and drive innovations across the UN.

 

Universities are in on the action, too. At the College of William and Mary in Virginia, the AidData “think-and-do tank” uses open data on worldwide aid and development to help governments and agencies do the most good.

 

NGOs and watchdog organizations are using data and measurement as well. And the policymakers within governments around the world take note. The Fund for Peace’s Fragile States Index (FSI) annually measures countries’ vulnerability to conflict..or even collapse.

OpenIDEO is a global community working together to design solutions for the world’s biggest challenges.<< New text box >>

iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of a network of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries.

Global Education Resources from the Global Education Conference Center.

The Women's Learning Partnerships (WLP) work uses the programmatic strategies of (1) leadership and advocacy curriculum development, (2) training at the grassroots, national, and regional levels (3) strengthening civil society, and (4) women’s human rights advocacy and movement building.

Legacy International is dedicated to promoting peace by strengthening civil society and fostering a culture of participation worldwide.

The barefoot college have trained grandmothers from around the world to introduce solar power.  

World Pulse is a social network connecting women worldwide for change. 

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