CIIP Blog

July 15, 2014

Texas A&M's Venkatesh Shankar on how emerging markets are reshaping the global innovation architecture.

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September 30, 2011

Much has been written about the poor quality of primary and secondary education in Indian government schools. Researchers have found that 25% of teachers in government schools are absent and only half of those who are present teach. Perhaps due to the lack of value of going to a school system which does provide limited teaching, and due to alternative uses of time, over 40% of India’s 361 million children remain out of school; and 46% of eligible children drop out before middle school.

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September 19, 2011

Biomass combustion using traditional cookstoves is thought to be the main contributor to indoor air pollution, a principal culprit of acute respiratory infections in children worldwide.  Black carbon emission from traditional cook-stoves is an important contributor to climate change as well.  Despite these hazards, half of the world’s population continues to rely on traditional biomass-burning stoves for cooking.

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