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Help Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus

Posted 08.11.2011 | Impact

Maternal/neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills 60,000 newborns each year. Even more tragic is the fact that the disease can cheaply and effectively be eliminat...

Freedom and Development: Something Worth Fighting For

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The protests that swept through the Middle East and North Africa over the past six months have shown us what people will do to have their voices heard...

Japan Helps Somalia's Students Get Access To Education

Posted 08.04.2011 | Impact

In Somalia, a distant benefactor has provided education to a makeshift town of displaced refugees. Contributors in Japan have coordinated with UNICE...

Kenya Dispatch: Foggy Ideas

Ming Holden | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Ming Holden

I am in Nairobi for seven weeks to do creative work with young women who are refugees. But that's all I know; of paramount importance to this work is a willingness not to define it too clearly going in.

Turning Climate Tech Transfer on Its Head

Lewis Milford | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Lewis Milford

Contrary to conventional wisdom, breakthroughs in climate technology are likely to come from developing countries.

South-South Trade Is the Answer

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

In the recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, South-South trade is becoming a powerful engine for economic opportunity.

A Tribute To Mothers In Developing Countries

Anne Goddard | Posted 07.06.2011 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Despite their hardships, mothers throughout the developing world are persevering. They must, after all, as their families depend on them for so much.

Cheaper Drugs Are Spearheading The Fight Against Malaria

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 07.03.2011 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

With the Global Fund's traditional donors facing severe budgetary strains as the world emerges from a deep financial crisis, there is a need for more innovative health programs such as AMFm.

Nonprofit Calls On Johnson & Johnson To Do More For HIV/AIDS Patients

Posted 06.27.2011 | Impact

USAID reports that over 33.3 million people currently suffer from HIV/AIDS around the world. The condition is the leading cause of death in Sub-Sahara...

Building Prosperity Through Small Business Entrepreneurs: An Update

Randall Kempner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business
Randall Kempner

In developing countries, there are many other firms with good ideas that can both address a social challenge and earn profits. However, the vast majority of small business entrepreneurs lack access to resources they need to thrive.

Can Half Of The World's Least Developed Countries Escape Poverty By 2020?

Posted 05.29.2011 | Impact

In anticipation of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, a group of leading development experts has released a report...

How to Improve the Economic Development of a Rebuilding Country

Vivian Glyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Now, more than ever, is the time to reach out and care for the rest of the planet. We are all in this together.

Making the Most of Global Investing in a Brave New World

Andrew Ireland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Ireland

Global investing is important, not only for long-term growth but also for portfolio diversification. Emerging market stocks are continuing to present solid development potential.

Entrepreneurs Are Transforming The Developing World

Randall Kempner | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business
Randall Kempner

At least once a day at work (and all too often at cocktail parties), I have the opportunity to explain to a newcomer in my field why I think small and growing businesses (SGBs) are key to long-term poverty eradication in developing countries.

Memos From the Developing World: The Human Opportunity Index

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Imagine a country where your future does not depend on where you come from or what color your skin is. And imagine if there was a statistical tool to guide governments in making that a reality. There is.

Delivering Aid Differently

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

In the future, the new realities of the aid environment need to be confronted head on. Any meaningful institutional changes must target aid impact and reach.

How Public Spending Can Help Countries Grow

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Beyond the epicenter of the economic crisis -- the US and Western Europe -- public spending has had an indeterminate effect on spurring GDP growth in developing countries.

The Day After Tomorrow: Macro-Financial Policy Catches Up With Reality

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The search for financial stability, through regulatory or macroeconomic policy, is just beginning. Should developing countries wait for new global standards to emerge, or tailor their own regulatory strategies?

Do the Poor Really Benefit From Labor Migration?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Strong opinions abound on the issue of migration, but beyond the political discourse, labor migration is now central to the debate on international development and poverty reduction.

Weekly Mulch: Was Cancun Climate Conference a Success?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The United Nations-led Climate Conference at Cancun was not a diplomatic disaster, but for climate activis...

The World Bank Steps in to Save the Day??

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Cancún, Mexico - As climate change increases, the World Bank is stepping up its funding for developing nations. On the agenda at this year's COP 16, ...

Swimming for Wind Power in America

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Denise Bode is America's leading wind energy advocate and all the conversations she's hearing in Cancún are about exciting wind projects across the globe -- except in America.

Improve the World (and Yourself) One Grateful Child at a Time

Lisa Haisha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Haisha

Imagine saying good-bye to your big house and luxury car so you can live among the impoverished. That's exactly what one person did, and he's never regretted his decision.

The Rut in India's Economic Highway

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raymond Baker

As the Indian economy has improved, the amount of illicit money shifted to offshore financial centers has increased as well.

Guest Post: Sam Blackman & Dana McCreesh - Conservation Helps Those Who Are Most Helpless

Alliance for Global Conservation | Posted 06.29.2011 | Green
Alliance for Global Conservation

It has been estimated that with current extinction rates we lose one major new drug every two years. If the flower that led to the invention of the an...