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Developing World

11-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Speaks, Internet Listens

Charles Clymer | Posted 09.20.2013 | World
Charles Clymer

We can only hope that Nada's words will spur greater action by world leaders to halt the horrifying practice of child marriage and the human trafficking epidemic that feeds it.

Louise M. Guido: What Women Really, Really Want

Louise M. Guido | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women
Louise M. Guido

Given the increasing ubiquity of a mobile phone, using this device to learn is the key to educating women in developing nations. If you're trying to reach a woman farmer or business-owner in Kenya, she probably doesn't have a landline or a computer, but she does have a mobile phone.

The Eye of the Beholder: Why Fighting Trachoma Matters

Dr. Paul Emerson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Dr. Paul Emerson

Neglected diseases like trachoma may not be as well known as HIV/AIDS or malaria, but they also are not as far removed from the developed world as we think.

A Developing World Strategy for Personalized Medicines

Michael Seo | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Seo

In 1990, the U.S. National Institutes of Health began an effort to map the human genome. This effort known as the Human Genome Project is considered t...

One Man's Crusade for 'Room to Read' for Children Without Books

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact
Gail Vida Hamburg

"Perhaps, Sir, you will someday come back with books." The words were uttered in 1998 by the headmaster of a grade school in Bahundanda, Nepal -- that had a library, but no books -- to John Wood, a stressed out American senior executive at Microsoft, who was trekking the area's famed Annapurna Circuit.

Botswana: An African Model for Progress and Prosperity

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

Botswana is undoubtedly in an opportune position to become a global economic center as De Beers Diamond Trading Company headquarters relocates from London to Gaborone in late 2013.

On Day of the Girl, Putting Girls First

Ann K. Blanc | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Ann K. Blanc

Adolescent girls in the developing world today face greater disadvantages and more limited opportunities than boys the same age.

Weapons for the Weak in the Climate Struggle

Walden Bello | Posted 11.10.2012 | World
Walden Bello

Our weapons are few, and often they are only mechanisms of moral suasion, but we must use them and hope for the best.

What We Can Learn From the Developing World to Help Us Fight Poverty at Home

Ruth Messinger | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Ruth Messinger

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngWe can strengthen our efforts to end poverty at home by taking some tips from leaders in the developing world.

Paul Ryan Should Visit Congo

Anjan Sundaram | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Anjan Sundaram

Perhaps Congo might help Paul Ryan reconsider whether rights really come from nature and God, or whether they come from government.

Living on One Dollar A Day in Haiti (VIDEO)

Matt Jones | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Matt Jones

My brother and I recruited two friends and we left our home in an affluent suburb of Philadelphia for post-earthquake Haiti. The four of us lived in a tent city in downtown Port-au-Prince and survived on $1 per day for 28 days.

Is Feeling Bad a Luxury Problem?

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.28.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Those of us who live in modern, industrialized nations may indeed be sickened by negative emotions, but surely this phenomenon is eclipsed by more pressing and serious health risks in the developing world, by "real" problems like famine, poverty, and war. Or is it?

Stop Excluding Women From Farmer Business Associations, Field School Training

Dr. Rekha Mehra | Posted 07.20.2012 | Impact
Dr. Rekha Mehra

Women farmers work hard to grow food for themselves and their families, and for sale. They plant and tend, fertilize and weed, harvest and process -- in short, do all it takes to produce a crop. But they don't get much in return.

From Under the Mattress and into the Bank: Increasing Financial Access for Women in Nigeria

Joseph W. Saunders | Posted 06.12.2012 | Money
Joseph W. Saunders

A growing chorus of voices is calling for a shift away from cash-based economies in the 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)

Crane.tv | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Crane.tv

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.