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    'Tough Guy' Farmers Stand Up To Italian Mafia — And Win

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    Calabria is Italy's poorest region.

    Pillar IV: How do we foster Economic Inclusion in Latin America ?

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    Since 2014, Ashoka has partnered with the Swiss Agency for  Development and Cooperation (SDC) to empower social entrepreneurs – Ashoka Fellows with globally scalable innovations for poverty alleviation - to grow their impact and replicate their model in Latin America, through two Globalizer Summits in Bogota and Buenos Aires.

    Pillar I Study: Smallholder farmers' role as active agents of change

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    The study, prepared with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and CooperationDanone Ecosystem FundresponsAbility Investments AG and C&A Foundation, emphasizes smallholder farmers’ role as active partners rather than aid recipients.

    Banking on social innovation

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    Caroline Anstey, Global Head of UBS and Society and former Managing Director of the World Bank spoke to Adam Lent, Ashoka’s European Director of Research and Innovation, about a revolution in finance that currently is driving social change.

    Crowdfunding : Can social innovators turn the model on its head?

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    Crowdfunding began as a way to fund personal projects. A new generation of social entrepreneurs takes it to the next level.

    Building the Social Enterprise Eco-System in Thailand

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    In South East Asia, 95 per cent of coral reefs are endangered. In Thailand the richest quartile of the population own around half of the country’s income, whilst the poorest quartile have less than 10 per cent.

    How the Mobile Phone Is Enabling A New Social Enterprise Economy

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    Do you remember that old mobile phone that you traded in years ago? Chances are, your phone may be helping power a new social revolution for millions living in poverty around the world.

    Empowering Mothers in the Workplace

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    In 2012, Ashoka Fellow Riccarda Zezza returned from her second maternity leave to a senior position in a large European corporation. Zezza observed that in corporate culture it was not unusual for employees to take time away from the office – with work placements, further study and sabbaticals all forming regular parts of the contemporary career path.

    Funding for Impact: How 'Payment by Results' Could Revolutionize Development Funding

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    A pioneering new approach to funding social development projects has completed its first year – with promising results. Nearly four million girls, between ages 6 and 13, aren’t attending school in India.

    Pillar III : How do we facilitate access to finance and other resources for social entrepreneurs?

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    In order to facilitate access to finance and other resources, 10 outstanding entrepreneurs are selected every year to participate in an acceleratio