Catalysts—four ways to make an outsized difference

Each of these catalysts has the potential to transform the lives of those living in poverty. They focus efforts and resources on new action zones—and pivotal challenges—for the future.

New Evidence

Feedback—whether positive or negative, whether from market prices or social media—reshapes the ecologies of daily life.

New Capacities

New tools, new designs, and new ways of thinking combine local knowledge and global expertise in a networked world.

New Rules

Governance, at its best, secures a balance between order and freedom in all domains of enterprise, from the private to the public.

New Stories

In a world of rapid change and uncertain outcomes, the ability to imagine a different future is the first step out of poverty.