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Somalia's Future Hinges On Its Youth

Crystal Wells | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Jamel Egal was born the year it all fell apart. 1991. Somali President Siad Barre was overthrown and anarchy overtook the east African nation of Somalia. Warlords filled the void of a central government as lawlessness reigned and war became the norm.

Bringing Conservation and Development Together

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

Development and conservation are often viewed as separate or even opposing needs. The truth is, we simply won't be successful in addressing either t...

Can NGOs Build People's Power or Have We Lost Our Way?

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Danny Sriskandarajah

My hope is that the dialogue we have begun will help to re-connect us to an understanding of civil society as a deeply human construct, as a facilitator of empowering social relationships. In this, it will be crucial to reflect on the role of our own organisations. For only solutions that are at once pragmatic and radical will be sufficient to meet the challenges we face.

How to Tackle Africa's Challenge of Spreading the Benefits of the Newfound Growth

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Obadias Ndaba

Africa's economic woes once seemed intractable. Not anymore. Economies south of Sahara, long considered as the poster child of sluggish growth, have recently and suddenly surged, posting some of the world's most impressive growth rates.

Women-Led Resistance Against False Development

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

An Interview with Aura Lolita Chavez Ixcaquic, Maya K'iche from the Mayan Women's Movement, Guatemala By Deepa Panchang and Jessica Hsu As a member ...

World Bank's Environmental Injustice in South Africa

Nezir Sinani | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Two weeks ago on the side-lines of the U.S-Africa Business Forum in Washington, D.C., World Bank President Kim used the metaphor of an "almost energy apartheid" to validate the move to fund more coal-fired energy infrastructure in Africa. The metaphor was mistaken; both figuratively and literally.

Development Goals Must Adapt to New Nutrition Challenges

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

We can eliminate malnutrition. And, I believe that it's possible to do so by 2030. Ambitious targets and a common vision are a great start. But, to fix the food system we need a framework that drives stakeholders to work together, regardless of their differences.

The Cure for Ebola Is Accountability

Blair Glencorse | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

There is a tragic irony in leaders from across Africa discussing the progress of their countries with President Obama in Washington, D.C., last week even as the Ebola virus is brutally exposing the lack of capacity, antiquated health systems, and absence of governance in one corner of the continent.

The Mechanics of Change

John Feffer | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
John Feffer

Janos David is a sociologist who has spent his professional life studying change. He experienced the Hungarian uprising of 1956 firsthand and much later helped to produce documentaries about it.

Hawaii Politics: Will Money or Will People Power Win?

Choon James | Posted 08.07.2014 | Hawaii
Choon James

August 9, 2014 Primary Elections is a big day for Hawaii. Winners and losers will be picked for the November 6, 2014 General Elections.

Costly Coal: IMF Shows Why Coal Is Not Cheap

Nezir Sinani | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Energy use is critical for any development, but it can also result in excessive environmental and social negative effects, bearing huge costs to the economy.

How to Future Proof Your Workplace

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

Technology has enabled us to work anywhere and the locations of work have extended beyond the office building, into a variety of public spaces, fundamentally altering how space is used over time, by blurring the boundaries between corporate, retail, hospitality and residential uses.

The World Bank Can't Sacrifice the Poor to Stay in the Game

David Pred | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
David Pred

Make no mistake, the world's poorest and most vulnerable people -- the very people the bank has pledged to work for -- are the ones who will suffer if these draft safeguards are adopted.

The Mid-Sized Gift

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Working with so many arts organizations that are facing financial challenges, I often hear board and staff discussion about the need for a mega-gift. "If only we had an angel" is a common refrain in the boardrooms of troubled institutions.

The World Bank's New Environmental And Social Policies Fail To Tackle Climate Change

Nezir Sinani | Posted 08.01.2014 | Green
Nezir Sinani

The world's poorest, supposedly the "beneficiaries" of World Bank projects, should not have to settle for displacement, violation of human rights, environmental destruction, and exacerbation of climate change in the name of "development.

Kate Sheppard

World Bank Faces Pushback Over Leaked Safeguards

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -– The World Bank has been working to update safeguards intended to ensure that development projects it backs don’t hurt people or the ...

How Tech Innovation Leads To Sustainable Solutions In Developing Nations

Lauren Woodman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

It seems as if the days of manually doing routine tasks such as shopping and health care are slowly fizzling into obsolescence. People in both developed and developing countries are reshaping their daily lives and interactions as digital technology becomes intertwined with their everyday activities.

I'm Coming Home (Too)

Laura Hogikyan | Posted 07.29.2014 | Detroit
Laura Hogikyan

There are the final outcomes of the bankruptcy, persistent security concerns in certain areas, continued need for further retail development. But here we also say, "when you believe it, then you will see it."

Portraits From Women In Zimbabwe

Patrick Hayes for Kiva | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Patrick Hayes for Kiva

I push the button and the black steel door slides across its tracks, revealing morning traffic and fallen rusty flowers.

Slowdown in Growth of BRIICS Brings New Challenges to Growth of Non-OECD Economies

OECD | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
OECD

Will living standards in emerging-market economies and developing countries continue to catch up with advanced economies in the years to come?

12 Young Entrepreneurs Who Make Me Feel Optimistic About Nigeria's Future

Mary Olushoga | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

Despite the growing concern for Nigeria's future due to terrorism or the lack of conscientious leaders, I am optimistic.

WATCH: What Happens To Each And Every Cell In A Developing Embryo

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.22.2014 | Science

How does an embryo go from being a lump of cells to a full-fledged nervous system? Just watch for yourself in The New York Times' trippy video abov...

Reconstruction or Haiti's Latest Disaster? Tourism Development on Île-à-Vache Island

Beverly Bell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

  The following is adapted from a presentation by Jessica Hsu of Other Worlds and Jean Claudy Aristil of Radio VKM Les Cayes at the Executive Sy...

Governance Matters: Civil Society Voice and Performance at the World Cup

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel_Kaufmann

These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?

Mozambique's Coconut Graveyards

Crystal Wells | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mozambique was once one of the largest coconut producers in the world. Today, reports estimate that as much as half of the country's coconut trees have been destroyed, making it impossible to sustain the same level of production.