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Developing World

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?

Creating a Cycle of Sustainable Change

Reid Hoffman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Reid Hoffman

In Silicon Valley, we deploy technologies and networks to change the world. Can we deploy these techniques in an effort to break the worldwide cycle of poverty at a scale in the millions?

Report: Ethical Fashion Africa, Celebrating International Women's Day (VIDEO) | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact

Not all that is in vogue is vacuous and sinister; some powerful global programs are working to inject integrity into the fashion industry.

The Latest Reason Larry Summers Is Unpopular

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Larry Summers is in the running to head the World Bank. But according to tens of thousands of people that recently signed a petition, he's not the man...

Buying Out Our Guilts

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Nikolas Katsimpras

Afterwards we forget all about it, like we do after throwing a dollar in a homeless person's cup, walking away with pride, having temporarily silenced our inner voice. No questions are asked if the donated money finally reaches what it is meant for and in what way.

"Sustainable Consumption" Is Not an Oxymoron. It's Not Optional, Either

Perry Yeatman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact
Perry Yeatman

What are we willing to do to make a difference? 7 billion people can do a lot. I think we just need the right incentives and systems to make doing the "right" thing easier and more affordable.

A Commitment To Caring For Women And Children

Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact

This post is by Johnson & Johnson as part of their sponsorship of HuffPost Global Motherhood. Caring for the health of a mother is the most direct ...

Changing Lives in Guatemala -- Including Our Own

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 03.14.2012 | Good News
Keith Ferrazzi

I am feeling more committed than ever to weaving volunteerism and service into corporate America's culture. As in all real relationships, the benefits are mutual -- we receive as much or more than we give.

Serve and Grow... Together This Holiday

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Keith Ferrazzi

We were talking about the state of our world when my guest leaned over and asked: "Do you think next year we might actually go do something instead of just talking about it?"

About Leadership: Cultural and Moral Relativism

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 01.17.2012 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

How do modern businesses' mission statements and actions fit with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

The Road Less Traveled

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Nicholas

Examples abound of women in the developing world receiving loans, building businesses, and employing others with their capital, along with investing in education and infrastructure for their families and communities.

U.S. Foreign Health Investments Improve Lives Abroad -- And Here at Home

Mandy Moore | Posted 12.04.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

When people are healthy, they can be productive. They work, earn an income, and buy products -- they build their economy. It's simple and logical, but to grow economies, the basic building block of health is necessary.

Trade Finance and the Financial Crisis

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Otaviano Canuto

As the 2008-9 financial crisis spread from its epicenter in the United States to the rest of the world, policy makers found themselves in uncharted wa...

A Commitment for Change: Partnering With Governments to Scale What Works

Tim Hanstad | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

Too often at the Clinton Global Initiative we hear how companies and NGOs are partnering to fix a problem. That is great. But it is missing the crucial third strand of the braid -- governments.

Dominique Strauss Kahn, the Missing Cell Phone, Women and the Timing

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Achilles' heel is sex, he said so himself. And it is not by chance that the financial Achilles' heel in Europe is also the cultural birthplace of much of what the West stands for: Greece.

New Video: Ret. General Anthony Zinni on Natural Resources and Security

Alliance for Global Conservation | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Alliance for Global Conservation

In a new video by the Alliance for Global Conservation, retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni, former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command, explains how environmental degradation can lead to global instability.

Closing the Digital Divide

John M. Eger | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Like payroll software, which every enterprise needs, why can't we provide these forms of instruction through Cyber-Schools?

Peter S. Goodman

DSK Replacement Should Come From Developing World | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

We simply need the institutions that govern the world's money to be representative of the world's people. Yet the way the Dominique Strauss-Kahn episode has been absorbed by the power centers reflects a tendency to accept the sorts of assigned roles the IMF and the World Bank generally view people outside the most powerful countries as: cheap hands to be exploited, miserable wretches to be pitied and perhaps aided or, most of the time, rounding errors on the ledger books of a global economy.

Managing Economic Policy in a Multipolar World

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Otaviano Canuto

It's no secret that current account imbalances exist around the world. In many cases, these imbalances may be benign and merely reflect market-driven ...

The Day After Tomorrow: A Different Kind of Trade

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Over the past three decades, global trade grew almost twice as fast as GDP. This allowed many developing countries to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.

Can You Guess the World's Best and Worst Places to be a Mother?

Mary Beth Powers | Posted 05.03.2011 | Impact
Mary Beth Powers

Now is not the time to slash the measly 0.5% of the federal budget that goes to poverty-focused development and humanitarian assistance.

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.

What Technology Brings to the Developing World

Ben Cole | Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology
Ben Cole

I would argue that the greatest benefit of technology to this part of the world is not just its ability to solve problems. Rather, technology brings something more, something transcendent: Technology brings empowerment.

Skoll Recipient Ned Breslin: Lives Are Transformed When Water Projects Aren't Allowed to Fail

Susan Skog | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact
Susan Skog

Data from thousands of water points around the world is displayed on Water For People's online global map to signal whether a project is up and running, broken or on the verge of disrepair.

World Water Day 2011: A Sermon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

World Water Day grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The goal is to recognize the...