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Reduce Trade Roadblocks to Improve Food Security

Lindsay Coates | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Lindsay Coates

Conventional wisdom usually does not link trade to programs and policies that address poverty. We need to unpack this conventional wisdom and explore how improving key aspects of trade link to development, using as an example how U.S.-Africa trade policies can unlock Africa's economic potential in agriculture.

And the Band Plays On

Tamsin Smith | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Sometimes crazy and fearless is the only way to move the needle when the status quo is unacceptable.

Investing in Girls' and Women's Education: A Smart Strategy for Development in Africa

Robert Hormats | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Hormats

No nation can power its economic growth without empowering its women. It is like trying to succeed in an increasingly competitive world with one arm tied behind your back.

Rethinking Trade

Darius Mans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Darius Mans

While the world looks for innovative solutions to global poverty, it is clear that trade must be part of the answer.

What can Africa Hope for During Clinton Visit?

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Moss

Clinton, in choosing the largest economies and the continent's most influential capitals, is likely to highlight more traditional US economic and security interests than Obama did on his Ghana trip.