Stability Innovation Atlas


Economic stability is the foundation on which real people build their economic futures. In an age in which change is the norm, stability is a rising priority for the world’s poor and vulnerable people. FHI 360 and The Rockefeller Foundation are identifying and highlighting global innovations that improve the ability of individuals, communities, local governments and businesses to promote economic stability. LEARN MORE


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February 22, 2018

Kalpana Viswanath’s SafetiPin is using big data to make cities safer for women

Kalpana Viswanath

The Stability Innovation Atlas team, led by FHI 360 and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, will release their finished product in Spring 2018. The complete Atlas will feature economic stability-enhancing innovations that empower the world’s poor and vulnerable people in managing and investing with confidence in their future. We will be profiling several innovators and innovations that were identified during the research and crowd-sourcing process over the coming weeks and months.

The creation of a unique mobile app to make cities safer for women in India was the result of an “unlikely meeting of the minds,” says SafetiPin co-founder and prominent gender rights researcher, Kalpana Viswanath. As head of the advocacy NGO Jagori, meaning ‘awaken, women’ in Hindi, Kalpana […]

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February 19, 2018

New political economy of micro-stability

This piece originally appeared online in several outlets (Roubini EconoMonitor, Interfirma, and Seeking Alpha) before being re-posted here.

Household, community-, or national-level stability in income, consumption, or assets, and the supporting foundations thereof are a neglected area of analysis and concern among economists and policymakers. Household- and firm-level investment decisions are clearly made with regard to a variety of factors, including but not exclusively the macroeconomic environment that sets the framework for other decisions. Economists typically disregard such diversity of factors when they approach stability either only at aggregate levels or based on micro-foundations of hyper-rational agents and smooth/efficient market adjustments.

We think there is room for a conceptual discussion of how relatively well-worn notions of […]

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February 15, 2018

Kamla Bhasin takes on “patriarchal injustice” in South Asia with #PropertyForHer

The Stability Innovation Atlas team, led by FHI 360 and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, will release their finished product in Spring 2018. The complete Atlas will feature economic stability-enhancing innovations that empower the world’s poor and vulnerable people in managing and investing with confidence in their future. We will be profiling several innovators and innovations that were identified during the research and crowd-sourcing process over the coming weeks and months.

As a founder of the South Asian feminist network Sangat and the region’s coordinator of the global movement One Billion Rising, Kamla Bhasin has dedicated most of the past 45 years working for the empowerment of women and speaking out against what she calls “patriarchal injustice”. At the […]

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September 19, 2017

Is Economic Stability the Secret Ingredient for Achieving the SDGs?

Economic Stability is intrinsic to these 6 Global Goals and 21 Targets, but the concept rarely enters the Global Goals dialog. Households, businesses, communities, and countries—in particular the poorest and most vulnerable—share a common need for stability in key dimensions of their economic lives to build more prosperous futures in a rapidly changing and often volatile world.

This week, development leaders from around the world—individuals, governments, businesses, international organizations, NGOs and others—gather in New York to showcase ideas, solutions, and partnerships to advance progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Discussions will inform, catalyze, and shape progress on the SDGs going forward.

If conversations stay focused on the SDGs as written and adopted, one concept that will not be front and center is “stability,” […]

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