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Development Assistance

Setting the Record Straight on ODA

OECD | Posted 06.15.2016 | World

Change is hard for many people - and organizations - to accept. This is particularly true when the waters are muddied by misunderstandings, even among well-meaning people, and when the stakes are so high.

These Countries Gave The Most To Help Other Countries In Need Last Year

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

A majority of Americans believe Washington spends too much on foreign aid, but the U.S. is far from the world's most giving nation. In fact, it doe...

Catalytic Development Assistance in Fragile States

Erik Solheim | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Erik Solheim

More and better development assistance is needed for the least developed and fragile states. More development assistance should go to the countries most in need.

Sweden and America Link Arms on Development Assistance

Mark Brzezinski | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Mark Brzezinski

Development agencies in the United States and Sweden have partnered up in the fight against extreme poverty. Disbursing over $36 billion in official development assistance during 2012, they have long been two of the top donors of foreign aid.

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due: U.S. Government Funds for Climate Change Adaptation

Kathleen Mogelgaard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kathleen Mogelgaard

As it stands now, the U.S. government is taking credit for climate adaptation in its development programs, but how much credit is actually due?

Dead Aid: A Look Into Africa's Poverty

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Ricardo B. Salinas

These trillion dollars have also resulted in the lack of viable mechanisms for development, such as a market economy and the emergence of entrepreneurs. All this comes together to explain a complete lack of investment and infrastructure, the perpetuation of poverty, in a nutshell.

Why Development Works

Asma Lateef | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Asma Lateef

Our global success depends on countries working together to solve the problems of hunger and poverty. Development assistance is one of the most effective ways to transform lives around the world.

Country: Know Thyself

Jake Townsend | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Jake Townsend

National identity provides foundational strength for a country, for it defines that unique metaphoric construct for collective belief in the nation not only as a physical place, but as a collectively held idea.

Price Volatility and Food Crises

Jacques Diouf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacques Diouf

Must history always repeat itself? We are on the verge of what could turn out to be another major food crisis.

Ending World Hunger for the Price of a Burger

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

While world coffers grew from a mere $1.35 trillion dollars in 1960 to over $60 trillion today, the number of empty stomach reached record levels. Tod...

McCain Would Undermind Development By Restricting Women's Access To Reproductive Health Programs

Jane Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Roberts

John, when the world takes care of women, women take care of the world. The Bush Administration plays all kinds of games with women's access to reproductive health and family planning. You haven't shown me that you would be any better.