• Beyond Providing Clean Water: A Profile of Development Engineer Syed Imran Ali
  • A Device That Could Change Healthcare
  • Crawling the Campus for International Development Innovations
  • 2014 Finding  Big Ideas Essay Competition Winners
  • Announcing: Winners of the 2014 Global Poverty & Practice Photo Contest
  • What Will the Children of Madagascar Inherit?
  • Water Comes First: Ashley Miller’s Work To Support Infrastructure in Southern Kenya
  • A Contest to Catalyze Literacy Via Mobiles Worldwide
  • USAID’s Alex Thier on Ending Extreme Poverty
  • Generation Innovation: Jessica Praphath on the Realities of Direct Service Work
  • Electrification for “Under Grid” Households in Rural Kenya: Five Questions for Ken Lee
  • Generation Innovation: Sergio Venegas Marin’s Quest to Influence Public Policy
  • A New “OnRamp” Class for Social Innovators
  • The Challenges of Development Economics: An Interview with the Blum Center’s Kweku Opoku-Agyemang
  • Engineering improvements for the world
  • Free Speech Movement Legacies and the Promise of Community Engaged Scholarship
  • UC Students to Develop Solutions to Global Food Challenges
  • Big Ideas Turns Nine
  • Kurtis Heimerl Named MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35
  • About the Blum Center
  • Innovations at the Center

Initiatives

Students

Our students are doing ground-breaking work in their local communities and across the globe. Learn more.

GPP Students Group Photo

Innovations

Our initiatives are delivering solar energy, mobile technology, and microscopy to communities around the world. Learn more.

  • CellScope
    CellScope
  • Rural Electric Power Project
    Rural Electric Power Project
  • Village Base Station
    Village Base Station
  • We Care Solar
    We Care Solar

#GlobalPOV

Viewed by more than 3 million people, the #GlobalPOV video series explores innovative ways to think about and act on poverty and inequality. Learn more.

  • The #GlobalPOV Project: "Who Sees Poverty?" With Ananya Roy
    The #GlobalPOV Project: "Who Sees Poverty?" With Ananya Roy
  • The #GlobalPOV Project: "Can We Shop To End Poverty?" With Ananya Roy
    The #GlobalPOV Project: "Can We Shop To End Poverty?" With Ananya Roy
  •  “Who Profits From Poverty?” With Ananya Roy
    “Who Profits From Poverty?” With Ananya Roy
  • “Are Slums the Global Urban Future?” With Ananya Roy
    “Are Slums the Global Urban Future?” With Ananya Roy
  • “Is Privilege Poverty?” With Clare Talwalker
    “Is Privilege Poverty?” With Clare Talwalker
  • “Will Hope End Inequality?” With Genevieve Negrón Gonzales
    “Will Hope End Inequality?” With Genevieve Negrón Gonzales
  • “Who is Dependent on Welfare?” With Ananya Roy
    “Who is Dependent on Welfare?” With Ananya Roy
  • “Can Experts Solve Poverty?” With Khalid Kadir
    “Can Experts Solve Poverty?” With Khalid Kadir
  • “Can Your Point of View Change the World?” With Ananya Roy and Abby VanMuijen
    “Can Your Point of View Change the World?” With Ananya Roy and Abby VanMuijen