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Developing Countries

The Importance of Milk: You Can Easily Take It for Granted

Michael Zacka | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

We will see surging demand for milk as emerging middle-class families in China, India, Vietnam, Kenya and elsewhere have the ability to improve their family diets -- and the way these emerging middle-class families will consume milk is different.

The Guatemalan Dream

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 08.07.2012 | College
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

I've lost count of which trip this is, which for me is a very good thing. I know I am a visitor and will likely always be one, but I am not a tourist -- I don't come to see anything, but instead I come to see people, the same people each time.

The Power Of Educating Girls

Robert Gallucci | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Robert Gallucci

For those of us committed to addressing global poverty, improving education for girls may be the closest thing to a silver bullet.

Timor-Leste: Escaping Fragility

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

After centuries of foreign rule, Timor-Leste has readied itself to be a full partner in what is shaping up as Asia's century.

G(irls)20 Summit: Closing the Gender Gap in Agriculture

Eve Crowley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Eve Crowley

Despite the crucial role that women and girls play in their communities, they are all too often seen as a burden. To change such perceptions, we need to give them access to the resources they need to realize their full economic potential.

Private Equity Investors Should Look to Environmental and Social Sustainability

Lars H. Thunell | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Lars H. Thunell

Given the long-term nature of equity investments, it is in the self interest of the private equity industry as a whole to embrace the Equator Principles. Some large private equity firms are hiring dedicated sustainability officers.

Interview: Jeff Power of Pangeo Coffee

Menuism | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home

Coffee has followed a similar story to wine. In recent years, people have realized there's truly a difference between cheap beans and good ones, and even amazing ones.

Less Poor but More Unequal

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Debates over inequality -- and the role governments should play -- have polarized political and economic debates. How much should inequality matter or weigh in policy making?

Do You COTAP? Alternative Energy for MBAs in Dismal Times

Bryan Gobin | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Bryan Gobin

COTAP connects projects to individuals who want to offset their carbon footprint, but have a strong preference that their donations support poor farming communities in developing countries that already experience the brunt of climate change.

Emerging Markets Lead in Job Recovery

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

So far, from Brazil to Russia and from China to South Africa, labor markets have proven resilient to sluggish GDP growth. But there is no better ally of employment than strong, dynamic and inclusive growth. We are still far away from getting that.

BRICs Are Building a Wall Around the Poor Despite Rapid Growth

James Doran | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
James Doran

Whatever economic miracle is sweeping big Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, it has given Loong Poon Lei, and hundreds of other villages, a wide berth.

Confessions of a Development Dilettante

Ming Holden | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Ming Holden

Could the artist's fidelity to the information of the body offer a kind of perspective on and practice of development work that might well fit the 21st century?

Collaborative Border Management: A New Approach to an Old Problem

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Otaviano Canuto

Tough decisions are needed on where to spend limited resources to pursue border management reform. To this end, a well defined business case -- weighing costs and benefits -- needs to be prepared.

Myanmar: First Steps

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

The road ahead still looks daunting, but the opportunity for Myanmar's people is simply too great to turn back.

Jeff Sachs Is the Best Choice for President of the World Bank

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

President Obama should appoint Jeff Sachs President of the World Bank. Jeff is, without doubt, the world's top development economist.

The Unnamed Bicycle Column: Changing the World

Keith Brown | Posted 05.13.2012 | New York
Keith Brown

While here in the U.S., the bicycle industry has been co-opted by an oligarchy intent on selling bicycling racing gear to those who don't need it, the bicycle is still seen as a utility, a luxury even, in other parts of the world.

Transparency and Your Natural Resources

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Wouldn't you want to know how much money your government gets from the companies that exploit your country's oil, gas or minerals?

Micro Chameleons Are Cute -- and Threatened: Want to Help Them?

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science
Mary Ellen Harte

I get frustrated watching nature shows or reading about fascinating habitats that I know are becoming increasingly threatened, with no mention about how threatened they are, and much less (and more importantly) how we can help personally.

Defragmenting Africa

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Africa has integrated with the rest of the world -- mostly selling commodities like oil, minerals or cocoa -- faster than with itself.

Designing With Marginalized Users

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.15.2012 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Crowdsourcing a challenge can provide multiple viewpoints and give a quick overview of emerging trends and beliefs within the design community.

Are Emerging Markets Leading the Way in Job Creation?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

That emerging economies continue their slow but steady recovery on the job front can only be a sign in the right direction. I'm confident that emerging economies will eventually carry the day.

How America Can Profit From the 'Asian Century'

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

Many have dubbed this the 'Asian Century' with Asia's robust economies leading us to believe that all is well in a region that has generated some of the fastest growth and poverty reduction in history.

Will You Join Our Conversation on Women's and Children's Health?

Melinda Gates | Posted 03.05.2012 | Women
Melinda Gates

As I reflect back on what I learned this year about the progress and the challenges in women's and children's health, I'm struck by the fact that we don't need to wait for the solutions. We have them.

Income Inequality Rising In Most Wealthy Countries: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

Scales continue to tip in the rich's favor the world around. Income inequality -- the gap between a society's richest members and its poorest -- i...

SLIDESHOW: When I Grow Up…Big Dreams From Kids In Developing Nations vs. Kids In U.S.

Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

To find out what kids around the world dream of when it comes to pursuing the best life they can imagine, the ChildFund Alliance surveyed 5,100 childr...