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Upward Mobility

What can cities do to help their citizens break the cycle of poverty and homelessness? Scroll through this section for resources that highlight how compassion and technology intersect to improve the prospects of vulnerable populations -- tackling income inequality, the digital divide and other roadblocks.

Qualcomm Wireless Reach in India: Advancing Healthcare and Opportunity


Watch this video to learn how Qualcomm Wireless Reach is bringing wireless technology to underserved areas in India. The goal is to educate frontline healthcare workers, increase access to quality healthcare and economically empower women entrepreneurs with microfinance loans.

Bangladesh’s Farmers, Small Business Owners Prosper with Solar Power


Watch this World Bank video to see how solar power is changing lives in Bangladesh -- lighting up homes and helping small business owners and farmers access affordable and reliable electricity to improve productivity and climb the rungs of economic prosperity.

Youth Employment: Working Poverty and the Gender Gap


Work prospects for many young people still keep them in poverty, and if you are a young woman your chances of finding a quality job are even less likely. Authors of the International Labour Organization's World Employment and Social Outlook "Trends for Youth" report explain their findings in a short video.