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  • Add or take a free, open Poverty Action course.

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  • Add free, open Poverty Action courses below.


Add free, open Poverty Action courses Web Site Organization (if any) Degree / Non-degree Instructor's Name Location Other Info Language Tags
AIDS and Poverty in Africa MIT non-degree Dr. Lee Perlman, Raja Bobbili Browser Start anytime English Undergraduate
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Executive Training: Evaluating Social Programs 2011 MIT non-degree Dr. Rachel Glennerster, Prof. Abhijit Banerjee, Prof. Esther Duflo Browser Start anytime English
The Challenge of World Poverty MIT non-degree Prof. Esther Duflo, Prof. Abhijit Banerjee Browser Start anytime English Undergraduate
D-Lab I: Development MIT OCW non-degree Amy J. Smith, Prof. Bishwapriya Sanyal, Victor Grau Serrat Browser Start anytime English Undergraduate, Graduate
Development Economics: Macroeconomics MIT non-degree Prof. Robert M. Townsend Browser Start anytime English Graduate
Poverty, Public Policy and Controversy MIT non-degree Prof. Martin Rein Browser Start anytime English, Mandarin Undergraduate
Targeting the Poor: Local Economic Development in Developing Countries MIT OCW non-degree Prof. Judith Tendler, Karin Brandt, Course Assistant Browser Start anytime English Graduate
Course's Name http:// non-degree Browser Start anytime English

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One vision for One Laptop per Child / OLPC -$100_Laptop_-_MIT - was to make rugged computers available to the 2 billion poorest children in the world, which focus on literacy and computing access for the poor is a remarkable action to eliminate poverty.

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Open Journal Systems. 2012. Open Journal Systems. Public Knowledge Project.

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Mandell, Betty Reid. 2014. Betty Reid Mandell's blog. New York, NY: New Politics.

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Yunus, Muhammad. 1999. Banker to the Poor: Micro-lending and the battle against world poverty. New York, NY: Public Affairs' Books.

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Brown, Desmond. 2011. New Census Data Shows Safety Net Programs Keep Millions Out Of Poverty. November 7. Cambridge, MA: Think Progress.

The Challenge of World Poverty » Readings. 2009. The Challenge of World Poverty » Readings. Cambridge, MA: MIT OCW.

Development through Dialogue, Design and Dissemination. 2009. Development through Dialogue, Design and Dissemination. Cambridge, MA: MIT OCW.

eentory. 2012. Economists: US Poverty On Track To Hit Highest Level Since 1960s. July 23.

Garofalo, Pat. 2012. One In Five Americans Report Not Having Enough Money For Food In 2011. February 27. Cambridge, MA: Think Progress.

Goodman, Amy. 2012. Workers Feel the Pain of Bain. August 29. TruthDig.

Keyes, Scott. 2014. How Many Homeless People Will Freeze To Death This Winter?. November 27. .

Leonhardt, David. 2013. Better Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poor. March 17. New York, NY: The New York Times.

Mandell, Betty Reid. 2012. Demonizing the Poor. February 25. New York, NY: New Politics.

Mandell, Betty Reid. 2012. Educating welfare mothers. August 30. New York, NY: New Politics.

Mandell, Betty Reid. 2012. Means-testing: Shredding the Safety Net. July 8. New York, NY: New Politics.

Manual scavenging figures shocking, says Jairam. 2012. Manual scavenging figures shocking, says Jairam. June 10. New Dehli, India: The Hindu.

Marquard, Bryan. 2014. Betty Reid Mandell, at 89; longtime advocate for the poor. OCTOBER 01. Boston, MA:

Moyers, Bill. 2012. Journalist Chris Hedges on Capitalism's "Sacrifice Zones": Communities Destroyed for Profit. 24 July. New York, NY: Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company.

O'Neill, Kathryn. 2013. President Obama announces intent to appoint Esther Duflo to Global Development Council: MIT development economist nominated for presidential policy council. Cambridge, MA:

Rayna St. 2013. Opening the Black Box of Governance: Alleviating Poverty With Data. April 5. Cambridge, MA:

Simanis, Erik. 2012. The Smart Way to Make Profits While Serving the Poor. June 20. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Review.

Tendler, Judith. 1976. INTER-COUNTRY EVALUATION OF SMALL FARMER ORGANIZATIONS: HONDURAS - 'What Happens in an Agrarian Reform. Cambridge, MA: For Office of Development Programs of the Latin America Bureau of A.I.D.

Tough, Paul. 2012. What Does Obama Really Believe In?. August 19. New York, NY: The New York Times.

Whittle, MD, Amy. 2014. Advocacy Update: Through the Lens of Childhood Lens of Childhood Poverty. Tahoe, CA:

Yglesias, Matthew. 2011. Will Science Reframe Poverty? November 15. Cambridge, MA: Think Progress.

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Boettiger, Sara. 2013. Re-Thinking Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Models for the Poor. (Global Access in Action Project). December 10. Cambridge, MA: .

Doe, Kelvin. 2012. Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.. Sierra Leone: MIT.

Gates, Bill, and Hans Rosling. 2012. Bill Gates and Hans Rosling debate the end of extreme poverty, 31 March at Karolinska Institutet. Sweden: Karolinska Institutet.

Goodman, Amy with Denis Moynihan. 2012. Workers Feel the Pain of Bain. August 30. Democracy Now.

Goodman, Amy with Denis Moynihan. 2012. Part 2: Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West Call on Obama to Host a White House Conf. on Ending Poverty. November 9. Democracy Now.

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Flyer seeking degree-oriented, WUaS students: 'Quaker-informed World University & School seeks friendly, undergraduate students for free, online, Greatest Universities-centric, bachelor’s degrees to apply in the autumn of 2013, for matriculation in autumn 2014' - - and accessible here, also - WUaS holds open, electronically-mediated, hour-long, monthly business meeting on the second Saturdays at 9 am Pacific Time, in the manner of Quakers - email if you'd like to participate.

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