Global Prosperity’s research and focus is about creating prosperity, rather than eradicating poverty. We believe that simply lifting people above a poverty threshold is not enough because this alone does not create economic resilience. 

In 2022 we successfully drove that mission forward through both our research and community engagement. From the corners of Brazil to those in Sierra Leone we were fortunate to further our learning and partner with inspiring organizations driving forward the socio-economic development of their countries.

We published over 40 blogs on topics ranging from climate change to the adoption of solar energy. We tackled Brazil’s education paradox, explaining that market-creating organizations such as Mind Lab, eduK, Descomplica, and Árvore Educação play a significant role in improving not only the nation’s education system but also its economy. 

Our most popular publications included: 

  1. Three reasons to change the global poverty-fighting paradigm
  2. Leveraging market-creating innovations to solve Brazil’s education paradox
  3. The most important words Bill Gates wrote in the Goalkeepers report
  4. A market-creation story: Rice Afrika Technologies
  5. The interdependence of education in growth economies: Solving Brazil’s education paradox

In addition to publishing our research we also had the great opportunity to share our work in-person across six countries, including Colombia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and Uganda. 

We completed 12 market-creating innovation bootcamps that introduced entrepreneurs across Africa to Professor Christensen’s most powerful insights on innovation and market creation. These successful workshops allowed entrepreneurs to learn and receive mentorship, but also to share their ideas and connect with each other, successfully creating a community of inspiring market creators. In 2023 we will continue to deliver these bootcamps to spread awareness and build this crucial network.

2022 was a busy year for Global Prosperity, and we couldn’t be more grateful for your continued support. Our work has reached presidential candidates and young entrepreneurs, who like us, dream to make a difference. 

It is with these dreams and aspirations in mind that we go into 2023, always looking for ways to further our collective understanding of how innovations can create prosperity and sustainably help millions escape poverty. 


  • Sandy Sanchez
    Sandy Sanchez

    Sandy Sanchez is a research associate at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, where she focuses on understanding and solving global development issues through the lens of Jobs to Be Done and innovation theories. Her current work addresses how individuals can use market-creating innovations to create sustainable prosperity in growth economies.