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Top 10 Croatian Islands

Jeanne Oliver | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
Jeanne Oliver

They say that Marco Polo was born in Korcula town. If so, one wonders why he ever left.

In Some Countries, Men Leaving Food On The Table For Wives Is Gender Rights Advancement

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact

Gender discrimination around the world has resulted in the unequal distribution of power, resources and opportunities -- but many might be surprised t...

Islands of Hope Amid Flash Floods

BRAC | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
BRAC

A narrow dirt road starts where the paved roads of Bangladesh's Habiganj district end, leading to a land of dusty red silt that often completely blankets the sub-district of Baniachang, blocking outsiders from seeing in.

The World's Biggest Family

BRAC | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
BRAC

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgFrom its earliest days, BRAC understood the solutions to many of the world's poverty-related injustices begin with changing how women view themselves.

Emran Hossain

Nobel Laureate's 'Begging' Solution For Bangladesh Disasters

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 05.13.2013 | World

Following the death of more than 1,100 workers in the Rana Plaza building collapse, government and business leaders are struggling to address the comp...

Fighting Poverty: Where Do You Start?

Patrick Hughes, Jr. | Posted 10.17.2012 | Chicago
Patrick Hughes, Jr.

Have you ever thought about what is being done about poverty? Both domestically and globally? Or wanted to help, but didn't know where to start? Me too. I can only suggest starting locally.

Microfinance Is Down, But Not Out

Moushumi M. Khan | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Moushumi M. Khan

A growing unrest is stirring the global microcredit market. Some are asking whether microcredit has really benefited the poor. Although the spotlight might be uncomfortable, microfinance institutions should welcome this soul searching.

House Panel Spares One Area From Fiscal Discipline

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta slammed a House panel on Thursday for adding billions of dollars to President Barack Obama's defense...

What It Will Take To 'Graduate' 1.2 Billion People Out Of Extreme Poverty

Susan Davis | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Susan Davis

As we celebrate our success in defeating global poverty, let's not forgot the portion of those still caught in its trap, struggling to reach the bottom rung - and the innovative solutions being deployed to get them there.

Microfinance: Why Care About Institution Building?

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 09.06.2012 | Books
Elisabeth Rhyne

Rather than complaining that microloans aren't enough, those who support microfinance can work on figuring out how to use these great institutional resources to accomplish more.

Microfinance in Bangladesh: It's Not What You Thought

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Elisabeth Rhyne

One of the interesting things about microfinance in Bangladesh is that its intense market saturation has not resulted in a crisis of over-indebtedness or unmanageable default. "Overlapping" is common -- that is, clients taking loans from several MFIs at the same time.

Defense-Dependent Communities

Sanford Gottlieb | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Sanford Gottlieb

Defense factory workers, Pentagon civilians and restaurant owners near military bases, among others, have to start thinking of the possibility of life in the civilian economy. Fortunately, the U.S. has some experience in cushioning the impact of shifts in defense spending.

Letter From Uganda: Given the Tools to Fight Poverty, Africa's Women Tend to Win

Susan Davis | Posted 12.25.2011 | Women
Susan Davis

When we invest in girls and women, we end up with healthier families, a more flexible workforce, lower HIV rates and a more stable society.

Back to Bangladesh -- Day 2

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Christy Turlington Burns

Narshingdhi, in Bangladesh, is a community that has suffered the losses of too many women in pregnancy and so has organized itself to make a change.

Back to Bangladesh -- Day 1

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Given that Bangladesh is one of the countries in the world with the highest burden of maternal mortality rates, the latest news of significant improvement on that front gives me great hope.

A Most Meaningful Birthday Gift From Pakistan

Susan Davis | Posted 07.11.2011 | Impact
Susan Davis

BRAC's Ultra Poor program starts with asset transfers, but the main intervention is two years of continuous ongoing support.

Climate Change -- A Glimpse of the Future

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Robinson

Travelling by seaplane to Koyra, in the delta area of Bangladesh, was the equivalent of a journey some years into the future, when the devastating effects of climate change will be an accepted reality worldwide.

3 Comments on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs' Memorandum

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

As the Department of Defense squanders over 1.5 Billion dollars on the less than average New Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Admiral M...

Walter Reed Closure Begins; Wounded Warriors Surge

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

As a truly world class rehabilitation facility closes at Walter Reed, that facility is being replaced by fragmented and geographically separate facilities. Now care for our combat wounded is about to suffer further.

Pakistan Floods Deserve Better Media Attention

Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Davis

We need to show greater compassion and solidarity with the people of Pakistan at this critical time. The task for Pakistan is monumental; the recovery and rebuilding will take months and years.

Funding the Risk Frontier in Microfinance

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

The recent IPO of SKS Microfinance, India's largest microfinance institution (MFI), was a watershed event whose ripples are affecting the public perception of microfinance.

BRAC Providing Flood Relief in Pakistan

Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Davis

With the heavy rainfalls and the ensuing flood in Pakistan, BRAC has temporarily halted its normal operations in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and is focusing on providing relief work.

Empowering Women and Children for Global Health at Star Island's 2010 International Affairs Conference

Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Davis

I had the opportunity to speak at Star Island's 2010 International Affairs Conference off the coast of New Hampshire. It was a very moving experience as I got the chance to interact with a unique group of people.

Making Preventing Maternal Mortality Within Reach

Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Davis

While the UN says that the world is on track to reach the first Millennium Development Goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015, progress toward reducing maternal mortality by 75% by 2015 remains disappointing.

Diversion of Wounded From Walter Reed to Less Capable Hospitals Ordered

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The Department of Defense (DoD) is denying our troops the best medical treatment. "From: Perry, Cyndi I Ms CIV USA MEDCOM HQ Sent: Thursday, April 0...