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When I Realized 'Delay' May Actually Mean 'Never' For Us

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents
Chrissy Kelly

I stopped setting the finish line so far out of reach and instead set it for the end of each and every day.

Reality vs. Rhetoric: NamObama on Climate Change

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green
Chaitanya Kumar

Both Obama and Narendra Modi (NaMo) have waxed eloquent on stronger economic ties and friendly cultural relations, but their statements on climate change need to go beyond platitudes and into action.

Tata Mundra: World Bank Group's Guide to Breaking Your Own Rules

Nezir Sinani | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Having a policy and enforcing the policy are two totally different and separate things. After all, law without enforcement is no law at all.

Bangladesh - Prioritizing Problems

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

What makes a country small? Bangladesh is a small country in terms of area, but very large in terms of population. Having roughly the same area as Greece, it has a bigger population than Russia (yes, you might be tempted to read this sentence again, but it is true!).

What Can NGOs Learn From the West's Response to Ebola?

Nourish International | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

A "Sexy Ebola Costume" is a dumb joke, but it's also part of a broader attitude.

The Problem With Foreign Aid: The Trend of 'Forgetting'

Nicholle Lamartina Palacios | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Nicholle Lamartina Palacios

Another issue with aid and development is that Western countries do not take into account their position of past colonial rulers; they happen to "forget" their previous maltreatment and do not critically consider their positions of power.

Congress Sets Politics Aside for Critical Development and Humanitarian Issues

Lindsay Coates | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

2014 saw an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises around the globe. At the same time, this year's mid-term congressional elections brought partisan tensions to new highs inside the Washington Beltway.

A Starting Point for 2015

Jose Graziano da Silva | Posted 12.27.2014 | World
Jose Graziano da Silva

A new consensus is emerging for the 21st Century: contrary to what we were led to believe -- that only growth makes distribution possible -- today more than ever distribution makes faster growth possible.

Kate Sheppard

Human Rights Experts Denounce World Bank's Proposed Safeguard Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– A group of United Nations experts on human rights is urging the World Bank to reconsider proposed revisions to its safeguards for deve...

Congress Warns World Bank Not to Dilute Safeguards

Nezir Sinani | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Nezir Sinani

The World Bank is currently in the process of an unprecedented review of its social and environmental safeguard policies -- many of which were inspired by acts of Congress and U.S. government advocacy over the last few decades.

Data Innovation in Africa

Travis Korte | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Travis Korte

While many commentators have focused on data-driven innovation in the United States and Western Europe, developing regions, such as Africa, also offer important opportunities to use data to improve economic conditions and quality of life.

Cutting Red Tape in Trade Supports Development

Mukhisa Kituyi | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Mukhisa Kituyi

World Trade Organization (WTO) members have opened the way for implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, following a welcome breakthrough between India and the United States.

The World Halved Global Poverty In Just Two Decades. But Who Did It?

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Obadias Ndaba

The prevalence of extreme poverty is steadily shrinking and the world is slowly getting better. But is the MDGs framework responsible for this progress?

Enabling Prosperity for Smallholder Farmers

Skoll Foundation | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

Ram Ugrah lost his leg in a road accident but he says that he has successfully overcome the disability through the help of his treadle pump, a low-cost irrigation device that he uses to irrigate his small farm.

Indonesia: On Track for a Strong Recovery

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.27.2015 | World
Stephen P. Groff

The recent election that brought President Joko Widodo to power has taken Indonesia's democracy to a new level. Popularly known as Jokowi, the new president is seen as a man of the people. This image, coupled with his pragmatic reform programs, has made him immensely popular in Indonesia.

The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

This week I point to the changing skyline of Manhattan as the physical embodiment of how money and power impact the lives and neighborhoods of everyday people.

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

Mission Impossible

Nezir Sinani | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

The World Bank released a new report on Sunday sounding the alarm that climate change impacts, such as extreme heat events, may now be "unavoidable."

World Bank's Consultations a Big Failure

Nezir Sinani | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

In response to civil society outrage in October, World Bank President Kim announced that the consultation process for the new policies will be extended beyond the initial plan, which foresaw conclusion of this process by the end of December.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

The Observing Self: A Tool Essential to Save Ourselves and Our Planet

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

It is the observing self that grants us a sense of "agency" with the capacity to change ourselves and our world.

Planes, Cameras and Kickstarter: A Look at 'Sunday People'

A.J. Walkley | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
A.J. Walkley

A month ago I was making my way back home to Arizona after a cross-country trip to Connecticut to attend my grandmother's funeral. It was not a happy ...

The Scientific Approach to Changing Your Life

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Change is rarely linear; there are twists and turns. It's frightening to change, especially when you're going out on limb to go after your own unique goals. In this process, you realize who you really are, separate from society, family or any other outside influences.

The Global Nutrition Report: New Data to Tackle Double Burden of Malnutrition

Marion Roche | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Marion Roche

Since the last publication of this Report, it is increasingly clear that malnutrition happens on both ends of the growth curve -- underweight and overweight -- both with implications for individuals, health systems and societies.

How a GOP Congress Could Harm Women Worldwide

John Seager | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
John Seager

What do a 25-year-old woman in Dhaka, Bangladesh and an 18-year-old woman in Niamey, Niger have in common? Their lives could be threatened by destructive measures passed by the new GOP-controlled Congress.