Despite incredible growth in recent years, developing economies still face serious challenges: governance, health systems, infrastructure and poverty, among others. Poverty, for instance, can be seen in high unemployment – particularly among the young – and a lack of affordable housing, not to mention electricity, refuse removal, sewerage and water services. At the same time, governments are slowly waking up to the fact that there are ways to tackle some of these challenges that can kill two birds with one stone. Take the Hydraform Building System for example – because it primarily uses materials found at the sites where housing is often required, it has little environmental impact. Since no special skills are required to use the system, it’s easy for the unemployed and unskilled to learn to use.