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Impact Investing Could Help Developing Countries Tackle Food Security, Climate Change

The Guardian | Lavanya Hinduja | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact

Developing nations need trillions of dollars a year to tackle issues like food security, climate change risks and basic infrastructure. But foreign in...

UN Finance for Development Conference in Addis: Still No Talk of Cutting Military Spending to Fund Development, but the Time Will Come

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

Despite many promises and commitments, most NGOs have branded the results as tragic since no binding commitments were made. The largest global network of civil society organizations, Civicus, highlighted that the meeting had brought no new money to the table.

Business Needs Sustainable Development Goals, Too

Arancha González | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Arancha González

This year, governments will make decisions that will shape sustainable development possibilities for generations to come. In September, world leaders will gather in New York to agree on a new set of international development goals.

Global Partnership and the Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Global governance needs recalibrating so it works in the public interest of all the world's citizens - not just for the few.

Financing for Development: How to Ask for Money

Serufusa Sekidde | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Serufusa Sekidde

As you prepare for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in mid-July, please remember that as an African Minister of Finance or Foreign Affairs and Development your country expects you and your advisers to get as much money as you can from the donors.

Can We Finance Sustainable Development?

Chris W. Williams | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Chris W. Williams

As more countries have attained middle-income status, inequality has soared. The wealthiest individuals have become wealthier while growth-with-equity remains a distant prospect.

Financing for Development -- What Does Success Look Like?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Despite progress, too little attention, aid, financial justice and too little of the right kinds of investment are currently targeted at the countries and people that need it most. We must aggressively work towards equity of outcomes in order to reach those people left behind by the last development framework.

How Ethiopia Is Shaking Off Its Famine-Stricken Image

AP | ELIAS MESERET | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's planned new airport on the outskirts of the capital is still years from becoming a reality but Tewodros Dawi...

Vacations Just Like Home, Only Better

Christine Negroni | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

I started thinking about this in Maine, during a visit to the Black Point Inn. Viewing the sunset over the ocean from a sprawling porch with a glass of wine in hand was great but it was the people there who made it special.

In Ethiopia, Protecting Yourself Online Is A Crime

PEN American Center | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
PEN American Center

Six Ethiopian bloggers were formally charged with terrorism in Ethiopia's Lideta High Court last week, a move provoking deep concern for hackers and human rights activists in Ethiopia and around the world.

Not Just Another War in Africa: Explaining the Crisis in South Sudan, the Devil is in the detail and so are real solutions.

Matthew Leriche | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
Matthew Leriche

Early in December preparations began to celebrate the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed on January 9th 2005, which eventually led to the creation of South Sudan, the world's youngest nation. On or about December 15th, only two years a sovereign state, major violence escalated throughout South Sudan.

Implications of Iran and Sudan's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan's strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of Israel, and by extension the U.S., throughout East Africa.

Our Fight, Our Future

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

People often ask me if I feel pressure as the first democratically elected female leader of an African nation. It's a fair question, but the pressure I feel should be the same felt by all African leaders: to improve the lives of Africans.

Geographic Technology Helps Put Ethiopia on Map of Global Health Success

David J. Olson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
David J. Olson

In just six years, DKT Ethiopia has transformed its system for tracking contraceptive sales from pins and pencils to computers and satellites and, in the process, helped create a family planning and HIV prevention success story in the Horn of Africa.

PHOTOS: The World's Best Cities For Coffee Lovers

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Costa Ricans refer to coffee as their "golden bean" because it has paid such high dividends to the local economy.

Alignment Quiz for African Leaders: A note From the African World Economic Forum

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Daniel Isenberg

Just imagine how fast financial institutions, health care delivery, and public education would improve if leaders forced themselves to have their and their families' interests completely aligned with those of their constituents as well.

African Leaders Unite in Addis Ababa

Sebastian Lindstrom | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
Sebastian Lindstrom

What was the impact of the get together? There was a vision to get multilateral support for some single idea that could empower African prosperity.

Ethiopia: Missionaries of Charity Foster Dignity Amid Destitution

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

There was something else, something elusive. It probably has to do with the attitude of the founder of the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa, whose familiar face beams down from many of the home's walls.

We're Counting (On) You

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 09.10.2011 | Impact
Suzanne Ehlers

On World Population Day, we can expect statements from people all along the political spectrum. With our population poised to top 7 billion this year...

The Impact of Education on Children's Lives in Ethiopia

Getinet Leweyehu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Getinet Leweyehu

In the last nine years, Concern Worldwide and their partners have established 22 schools across Ethiopia, providing education for vulnerable boys and girls.

Kidnapped, Raped, Married: The Extraordinary Rebellion of Ethiopia's Abducted Wives

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

In Ethiopia, 69 per cent of marriages begin with the triple-whammy of abduction, rape, and a forced signature. These stories have been sealed away for millennia, behind masks of pain and repression.

Twenty-four Hours in Addis Ababa

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hanna Ingber Win

I have been in Ethiopia for less than 24 hours and have had my first experience with armed robbery.

Africa Union Summit Ends With No Agreement Toward Unity Plan

Daily Nation | HENRY OWUOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The African Union met until the wee hours today but failed to agree on the creation of a new body to move the continent towards a single government. ...