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Developing Nations

Why Are China and India Growing So Fast? State Investment

John Ross | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
 John Ross

BEIJING -- Both countries demonstrate a common pattern of development different from that of the slowly growing West.

This High-Tech Sensor Is Helping People Access Clean Water In Developing Nations

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 08.16.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


The Next Billion Dollar Opportunity

Karim Samra | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Karim Samra

In seven short years, the Hult Prize has catapulted to a leadership position in the impact space.

BookBox: Scaling children's reading

Brij Kothari | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Brij Kothari

Children's books have not scaled Few would disagree with this time-honoured prescription. Children need to grow up reading children's books, or bein...

Don't Worry, China Will Keep Growing

Justin Yifu Lin | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Justin Yifu Lin

BEIJING -- The coming crash of the Chinese economy has reemerged as a popular view in the global media. The reason for such a prediction this time is the persistent deceleration of China's growth after 2010. The growth rate dropped from 10.6 percent in 2010 to 7.3 percent in 2014 and further down to 6.9 percent in 2015, which is the lowest record in 25 years. It is the first time that China has experienced such an extended period of deceleration after the transition to a market economy in 1979.

Will Asian Leaders Come to the Table on Climate Change? They May Surprise Us All.

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The climate change negotiations in Paris will represent a challenge for China, India and the smaller nations. The region has a natural and legitimate right to economic expansion.

Texas Hackers to Fight Ebola, Fire and Water Contamination With African SMS

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Maya Horgan

Your mobile phone can save a thousand lives. And now, through Developers Doing Development, Michael Henderson and Scott Akers are using SMS automation to combat issues of infrastructure and disease.

Mobile Phones Save Lives in Timor-Leste

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Mary Anne Mercer

"A pregnant woman has one foot in the grave." This common saying reflects the reality in many developing countries: bearing a child is one of the main risks to a woman's life. In the poor countries of the world, giving birth is both one of the most significant days in a woman's life but also a time when she is closest to losing it.

Why The Makers of Animal Growth Hormones Shouldn't Control the Hunger Debate

Andy Bellatti | Posted 08.23.2014 | Green
Andy Bellatti

As long as the conversation about world hunger continues to center around -- and be dominated by -- the myth that we are not growing enough food, we can expect the problem to get worse.

Americans' Misperceptions About Assistance to Developing Countries

Anne Goddard | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Our government's assistance to foreign countries is an easy target, susceptible to the budget knife, especially given misperceptions about its value and the fact that there is no natural domestic constituency advocating for it.

Same Millennium, New Goals: Why Peace, Security, Good Governance and the Rule of Law Must Be Included in the New MDGs

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Mary Robinson

In September 2000, world leaders unanimously adopted the Millennium Development Goals, but standing against the achievements of the last 12 years is a sobering finding: no fragile or conflict-affected low-income country has achieved a single MDG.

America Won't Be The World's Greatest Economic Power For Much Longer

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

* China's economy to overtake U.S. by 2030 * U.S. expected to remain global superpower By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Chi...

Feasting on Optimism

Amy Schrier | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Amy Schrier

The solutions to social problems of the future will be born in the minds of optimists.

It's Time to Ask the World's Poor What They Really Want

Ben Leo | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Ben Leo

Groups like ONE are pushing for a What the World Wants Poll, a standardized set of questions that would be answered in both developing and developed countries. The resulting data would give a serious boost of credibility and relevance to the post-2015 framework discussions.

World Class Teachers for All: Part of the Answer to 61 Million Out of School Youth

Ed Gragert | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Ed Gragert

As countries look at how they are to assess student learning in a quality education, teachers will also need professional development on how to go beyond simple examinations.

We Must Win the Real World Hunger Games

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Everyone who engages in the business of growing, storing, packaging and selling food is being called on to creatively adapt to the tremendous food security challenges that are staring us in the face. That means we must all hunker down, collaborate and innovate to win the real world hunger games.

And The Happiest Country In The World Is...

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) has released its latest Happy Planet Index (HPI), which ranks the happiest countries in the world. But the NEF’s ...

How Tourism Is Helping Namibia

Elevate Destinations | Posted 08.19.2012 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Namibia is in the midst of a conservation revolution, exchanging generations of wildlife conflict, poaching and unsustainable land-use practices for unparalleled levels of habitat protection, wildlife conservation and sustainable development.

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Softens 'Shameful' Fight Against Cheap Drugs For Poor Countries | Zach Carter | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A change of heart from the Obama administration may pave the way to a groundbreaking global deal to provide lifesaving medications to de...

International Diabetes Federation Congress in Dubai

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Almost 15,000 participants have descended upon Dubai, part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and where I am now, for the IDF World Congress.

Loopholes, Corporate Tax Dodging Costing Developing Countries Billions: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

It's no secret that many multinationals have become particularly adept at exploiting tax loopholes. Nor is it a surprising that the U.S. federal defic...

The Backlash In Microfinance

Shivani Siroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Shivani Siroya

For me and my team at InVenture, it's a strange time to be entering the microfinance industry. Recently, the only news about this industry has been ...

ActionAid Estimates Global Hunger Costs Developing Nations $450 Billion Annually

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

LONDON (AFP) - The effects of hunger could be costing developing countries 450 billion dollars a year, an aid agency warned Tuesday, ahead of a United...

Libraries: Investing In The Kids

Forbes | Nilofer D'Souza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A little over a decade ago, if anyone had told Vimala and Umesh Malhotra that their mission in life would be to set up libraries for children, they wo...

Juan Mendez on International Human Rights

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The U.N. simply does not have adequate support of the world powers," Juan E. Mendez told me. Coming from anyone, this might be less important. From...